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Dec 14, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• The heightened risk for wildfires in Kansas this winter

• Agricultural news headlines

• A new 4-H online service debuts…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he talks about the downturn in boxed beef prices as the main factor in last week's price declines, and he looks at an assortment of beef demand numbers as market indicators here at year's end.

00:12:55 – Winter Wildfire Risk:  From the Kansas Forest Service at K-State, state fire management officer Mark Neely talks about the heightened potential for wildfires in Kansas this winter, as the dry weather pattern is expected to continue...he lists several things that agricultural producers and other rural residents can do to protect their property from wildfire, and he tells of new training opportunities for local volunteer fire departments.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:38 – 4-H Kansas Clover Classroom:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw and Cottonwood Extension District 4-H agent Susan Schlichting discuss the Kansas Clover Classroom, a new online service that helps 4-H youth explore different project areas.


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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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