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Sep 24, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; from last week’s Beef Stocker Field Day at K-State, quality considerations for stocker cattle; the day's agricultural news, and the latest "Tree Tales"; a preview of the upcoming Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program…

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.

00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update:  Iowa State University agricultural economist Lee Schulz visits with Sarah Moyer, calling the latest Cattle on Feed report neutral to bearish and says he isn’t expecting any surprises in the cold storage report which will be released later today by USDA.

00:13:00 – Quality Considerations for Stocker Cattle:  From last week’s Beef Stocker Field Day at K-State, Certified Angus Beef’s Justin Sexton discusses quality considerations for the stocker cattle segment, reviewing his presentation during the event.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:59 – Kansas 4-H SpaceTech:  Northwest Area 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the upcoming fourth Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program with the Kansas Cosmosphere which will focus on robotics.


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