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Sep 17, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; analysis of the Risk Management Agency's Rainfall Index Insurance for pasture and forage managers; the day's agricultural news, and the latest "Tree Tales"; 4-H will "Inspire Kids to Do!"…

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:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he passes along some interesting new information on current trends in beef cut retail sales, and he previews this week's USDA cattle-on-feed report.

00:12:59 – Rainfall Index Insurance:  K-State agricultural economist Jisang Yu talks about his new analysis of the Risk Management Agency's insurance program for pasture and forage managers, called Rainfall Index Insurance...he and his colleagues compared the two ways this coverage can be calculated, and looked at the times of the year when coverage would be most beneficial to the producer.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:59 – Inspire Kids to Do:  Southwest Area 4-H youth development specialist Amy Sollock talks about National 4-H Week, which runs from October 7th and runs through the 13th under the theme "Inspire Kids to Do!"


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