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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.

Jan 13, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• New research initiatives on contending with foot-and-mouth disease

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• 4-H Citizenship in Action…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's insight on the cattle markets: he looks ahead to what he considers the most pivotal factors in the cattle markets in 2020, and he advises cow-calf producers to look back at this past production year to identify where they could make economic improvements in their herd production, input management and marketing.

00:12:54 – Foot and Mouth Disease Research:  K-State veterinarians Mike Sanderson and Juergen Richt talk about their new research initiatives on contending with foot-and-mouth disease, backed by sizeable new USDA grants: one of the projects will develop a simulation of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in the U.S., identifying means of controlling it...the other will work to develop vaccines that will work comprehensively against the various strains of the F-M-D virus.

00:24:15 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:32 – 4-H Citizenship in Action:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw and program coordinator Dona Ratliff discuss Citizenship in Action coming up in February in Topeka, with the registration deadline this coming Wednesday.


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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.