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Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

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.

Sep 30, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• Controlling woody species in pastures

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The 2020 4-H International Youth Exchange…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  The senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he talks about the significance of the new U.S.-Japan trade agreement for the cattle sector, and he shares the LMIC's newly-posted long-range cattle market outlook for 2020 and 2021.

00:13:00 – Controlling Woody Species in Pastures:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick talks about controlling woody species like honey locust and hedge trees with either a basal bark or cut-stump herbicide treatment here in the fall...he goes over the herbicide recommendations that have shown to be most effective in K-State field trials.

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."

00:33:00 – 2020 4-H International Youth Exchange:  Retired K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren covers the 2020 international youth exchange opportunities for 4-H youth, families and alumni, with the deadline for applications is November 1st.


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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.


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