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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.

Aug 12, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• The link between wheat variety traits and how they influence eventual yields

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

• The annual 48 Hours of 4-H community service project…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week’s cattle market insight:   he talks about what the shutdown of the Tyson beef packing plant in southwest Kansas because of fire damage will mean for the cattle markets, and he looks at the possible cattle market impact of this morning's USDA crop acreage report.

00:13:00 – Wheat Variety Traits:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato discusses his recent study of wheat variety traits and how they influence eventual yields...he combined K-State variety performance data with information gathered from producers in Kansas and surrounding states to come up with trait-yield relationships.

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 – 48 Hours of 4-H:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses the upcoming 48 Hours of 4-H community service project taking place in October.


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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.