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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.

Aug 31, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• The state of livestock veterinary services in rural areas

• Agricultural news headlines

• Final preparations for 48 Hours of 4-H…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he offers his thoughts on how domestic beef consumption might trend following the Labor Day weekend demand, and he talks about how cull cow marketing opportunities are shaping up for producers this fall.

00:12:54 – Livestock Veterinary Services in Rural Areas:  The chief economist for the American Veterinary Medical Association, Matt Salois, talks about the state of livestock veterinary services in rural areas, and about the promise of telemedicine in supporting livestock health responses by veterinarians...he was the featured guest on a recent Cattle Chat podcast from the K-State Beef Cattle Institute.

00:24:18 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:36 – 48 Hours of 4-H Preparations:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about identifying and finalizing community service projects for this year’s 48 Hours of 4-H, scheduled for the second weekend in October.


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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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