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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.

Jul 1, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• Conditions are ripe for blue-green algae blooms in farm ponds around Kansas

• The latest agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• It’s time to wrap up 4-H projects for county fairs…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  in addition to looking back at last week's price trends, he shares some observations on hay prices heading into the fall, and talks about how the economics of retaining ownership of calves this fall are shaping up.

00:13:00 – Toxic Blue-Green Algae:  K-State veterinary toxicologist Steve Ensley reports on the potential for blue-green algae in farm ponds around Kansas: he says conditions are ripe for those toxic algae blooms to form, and he advises livestock producers on taking precautions to prevent their herds from encountering this serious health threat.

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 – 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology:  K-State 4-H events coordinator Sarah Keatley reminds 4-H youth to put project preparations for county fairs into high gear – which also serves as preparation for the Kansas State Fair for those whose projects qualify.


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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.