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Feb 18, 2021

• The impact of plant-based protein products on consumer beef demand

• A preview of the 108th Cattlemen’s Day at K-State

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• K-State Produce Safety Workshops…

00:01:30 – Plant-Based Proteins and Beef Demand:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor tells of a brand-new study he co-authored, which investigated the impact of plant-based protein products on consumer demand for beef in the U.S....this was done by way of a national survey, and it measured the preferences of traditional meat consumers and alternative diet general, beef scores very well in the majority of the findings.

00:12:56 – K-State Cattlemen’s Day:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi previews the 108th Cattlemen's Day at K-State, which will be presented virtually this year...he highlights the keynote speakers, who will address the effects of the pandemic on the U.S. beef industry.

00:24:17 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines; also, this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:19 – Dormant Pruning of Fruit Trees:  K-State food safety specialist Londa Nwadike talks about a series of Produce Safety Workshops this spring, co-sponsored by K-State, for those who market home-grown produce directly to consumers.


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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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