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Aug 6, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; physical delivery of cattle to settle a live cattle futures contract; the day's agricultural news, and the latest "Tree Tales"; upcoming livestock education opportunities for Kansas 4-H youth…

Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured in this week's cattle market segment: he talks about the continuing stability in cash and futures cattle prices, and he looks at the latest projected returns for calves sold in the fall.

00:13:00 – Live Cattle Delivery to Settle Contract:  K-State livestock economists Brian Coffey and Ted Schroeder talk about their new evaluation of the effectiveness of physical delivery of cattle to settle a live cattle futures contract...this in-depth study illustrated the complexity of physical delivery and its function as a risk management tool, and compared it to other alternative means of contract settlement.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:02 – Livestock Education Opportunities:  K-State 4-H specialist Pam Van Horn and and K-State youth livestock coordinator Lexie Hayes discuss upcoming livestock education opportunities for Kansas 4-H youth and how K-State Animal Sciences and Industry and 4-H work together in this project area.


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