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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 14, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• A new study of the returns to cow-calf production

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The upcoming Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock market economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he goes over last week's rally in the cash and futures cattle markets, which rebounded back to levels higher than prices just before the Tyson beef plant fire, and he goes over a much-improved outlook for Kansas cattle feedlot returns rounding out 2019 and heading into 2020.

00:13:00 – Returns to Cow-Calf Production:  K-State agricultural economists Kevin Herbel and Hannah Shear share highlights from their new study of the returns to cow-calf production in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data complemented by a new survey of cow-calf producers on their management practices...they linked those practices to cow-calf economic performance and discovered several interesting trends.

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."

00:33:02 – Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses the Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend being held in November at Rock Springs 4-H Center.


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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.