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Jan 6, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• Keeping an eye on winter forage quality

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Identifying new ways to help 4-H youth become more effective communicators…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, is featured on this week's cattle market segment: she reviews the market action over the last couple of holiday trading weeks, and talks about the positive indications in the market heading into the new year...she also looks at the choice-to-select spread in the beef market, and why there appear to be fewer choice cattle in the open beef trade.

00:12:46 – Winter Forage Quality:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about forage quality as cattle producers continue their winter feeding program, and the situations where a mid-winter forage test might prove beneficial, especially coming off what was a subpar forage production season for some producers.

00:24:08 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:23 – Effective Communication:  K-State 4-H state leader Wade Weber focuses on identifying new ways to help 4-H youth become more effective communicators, especially in the area of social and emotional well-being.


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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.