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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 2, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• An important development in the battle against anaplasmosis in beef cattle

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Training opportunities for 4-H judges…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:

she comments on the sharp downturn in the market last week in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, and she talks about the state of the primal beef cut trade, which is holding up reasonably well.

00:12:53 – Potential Anaplasmosis Vaccine:  K-State veterinary researcher Andrew Curtis talks about an important development in the battle against anaplasmosis in beef cattle:  he and his associates at K-State and Iowa State University have come up with an implant-delivered, slow-release vaccine which is grading out very well in providing long-lasting protection against this costly disease.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:30 – 4-H Judging Training:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw details four judging training sessions being held in southeast Kansas in late March and early April.


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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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