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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.

Mar 23, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• 4-H members maintain connections while isolated…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he shares a new analysis of the economic damage to the cattle industry brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, and he looks at the precipitous rise in boxed beef prices of late.

00:12:52 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Excerpts from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; this time, veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and livestock economist Dustin Pendell are joined by K-State veterinarian Mike Apley and former K-State beef geneticist Dan Moser, to talk about a couple of cattle health topics: making decisions on when to use antibiotics, and the future of genetic selection for health traits.

00:24:18 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:34 – Staying Connected While Isolated:  State 4-H leader Wade Weber discusses the steps 4-H is taking to stay connected with youth, club leaders and volunteers in the midst of the coronavirus situation.


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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.