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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.

Oct 21, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• Grazing stocker calves on fall-planted cover crops

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The National 4-H Hall of Fame…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he talks about the general upward momentum currently in the cattle trades, and he previews this Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report.

00:13:00 – Grazing Cover Crops:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about grazing stocker calves on fall-planted cover crops:  she takes a look at the various cover crop options for grazing, and discusses what K-State field trials say about managing grazing calves on those forages for the best growth performance.

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."

00:33:01 – National 4-H Hall of Fame:  K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn and K-State student Wyatt Minihan talk about the National 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony they attended earlier this month.


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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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