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Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

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.

Jul 29, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• An update on the implementation of the CattleTrace program

• The latest agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:   he'll look at a number of encouraging signs for improvement in cattle prices, including the latest beef export numbers and indications that the demand for beef calves will be strong this fall.

00:13:00 – CattleTrace Proving Effective:  The program manager of the CattleTrace program, K-State's Cassie Kniebel, provides an update on the implementation of this new approach to livestock disease traceability in Kansas...this system is showing such good promise that other states are now joining in.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:00 – Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes:  K-State's Pam Van Horn and Lexie Hayes provide an overview of the 2019 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes being held August 24th and 25th on the K-State campus.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.