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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.

Dec 2, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The new 4-H Community Conversations program…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his latest thoughts on the cattle markets:  he talks about the resiliency of beef demand during this holiday season as a supportive factor for cattle prices, and comments on the increasing market payoff for calves which have been through a preconditioning program.

00:12:56 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from the latest Cattle Chat podcast posted by the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State...this time, veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber share their input on selecting replacement heifers for the cow herd, and address the question of whether genomic testing of breeding stock is worthwhile for commercial cow-calf producers.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:38 – 4-H Community Conversations:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses the three stages of the new community conversations program which offers 4-H youth and adult volunteers training on ways to approach difficult issues.



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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.