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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.

Jan 27, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• Testing several grazing management "rules of thumb"

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• 4-H Citizenship in Action…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State ​livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he previews the USDA cattle inventory report to be issued this Friday, and he goes over the latest numbers on domestic and export meat demand and what those mean to the cattle sector going forward.

00:12:48 – Grazing Management “Rules”:  K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney takes a look at several grazing management "rules of thumb" and whether or not they're actually valid...a couple of them have to do with stocking rates, while another addresses what is and isn't a weed in a pasture grazing sense.

00:24:12 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:30 – 4-H Citizenship in Action:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses how the principles of the new Community Conversations program will be incorporated into Citizenship in Action being held in February at the State Capitol in Topeka.


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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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