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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.

Nov 18, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• The role of alfalfa as a featured forage in cow-calf and backgrounding rations

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Recapping the 4-H Youth Citizen Open Forum…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the staying power of cattle prices in the face of seasonal market pressure, and as part of that, comments on retail beef featuring for the holidays, which appears to be shaping up quite well.

00:12:48 – Benefits of Alfalfa Forage:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about the role of alfalfa as a featured forage in cow-calf and backgrounding's a topic he'll be addressing at the Winter Forage Conference sponsored by K-State and the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council early next month in Wichita.

00:24:10 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:27 – 4-H Youth Citizen Open Forum:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses the success of the 4-H Youth Citizen Open Forum held last month on the K-State campus.


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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.