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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.

Feb 10, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• When and how to intervene when calving difficulties turn up

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Upcoming 4-H events for members and volunteers…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University presents this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he comments on last week's price trends, and how the economic worries over the coronavirus outbreak are impacting them...and he reviews the 2019 beef trade data which was just released.

00:12:54 – Strategies for Calving Success:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff offers advice on preparing for intervention when calving difficulties turn up...he talks about the "cooler kit" he recommends producers put together for calving assistance when necessary, and he covers several other tips for increasing calving success.

00:24:09 – 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 – Upcoming 4-H Events:  K-State 4-H specialist Anissa Jepsen discusses how 4-H youth and volunteers can participate in the upcoming Science of Agriculture Challenge and the My Preparedness Initiative.


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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.