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Dec 3, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; excerpts from the latest Beef Cattle Institute podcast; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; bringing 4-H to Native American 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:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University offers his input on the cattle market trends:  in addition to looking back at last week's trading, he talks about the sluggish cull cow market and how that affects producers' cow marketing decisions, and he talks about the just-signed U.S./Mexico/Canada trade agreement and what it signifies for the beef cattle sector.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Excerpts from another Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber take a look at technology adaptation in purebred and commercial herd reproduction, and the potential use of drones in cow-calf management.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:01 – Bringing 4-H to Native American Youth:  K-State 4-H new youth and adult audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about bring science, technology, engineering, arts and math programming to youth of two Native American tribes in Kansas and Nebraska.


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