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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Oct 7, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• It’s National 4-H Week…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his latest insight on the cattle market trends: he discusses the recent rebound in fed cattle prices and how much more those prices might improve, and he talks about the economics of turning calves out on wheat pasture this fall.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  K-State veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White take up two timely matters of interest for cow-calf producers:  providing the proper trace mineral supplementation for the herd in the fall, and fall vaccination programs for the spring-calving cow herd at preg-checking time...these were among the topics covered in the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:05 – National 4-H Week:  K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about National 4-H Week which is under way, and the 48 Hours of 4-H community service initiative.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.