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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 16, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• More grazing management "rules of thumb"

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Training opportunities for 4-H horticulture judges…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's comments on the cattle markets, which have taken a hit as well from the cornoavirus situation...he looks at current trends in the futures market that lend to more optimism for cattle feeders, and he talks about the latest U.S. beef trade numbers.

00:12:55 – More Grazing Management “Rules of Thumb”:  K-State rangeland scientist Keith Harmoney continues with his series on grazing management "rules of thumb", and whether they earn a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" as guidelines to follow in planning out this year's pasture management.

00:24:21 – 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 – State 4-H Horticulture Judging:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about now being a good time for youth interested in plant sciences to begin preparing for the State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest in August.


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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.


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