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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.

Nov 25, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• The evolution of livestock traceability

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Benefits of volunteering for 4-H…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Agricultural economist Tyler Cozzens of the Livestock Marketing Information Center provides this week's insight on the cattle markets: he goes over the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report and its price-supportive implications, and he talks about the overall bullishness in red meat demand as another positive trend for the cattle markets.

00:12:54 – The Evolution of Livestock Traceability:  One of the featured speakers at the CattleTrace Industry Symposium held at Kansas State University last Friday: consultant Andrew Moxey of ScotEID talks about the evolution of livestock traceability in Scotland following two devastating disease outbreaks in Great Britain in the last two decades, and the electronic livestock tracking system that's now been put in place there...he compares it to the CattleTrace project that's now under way in Kansas and several other states.

00:24:16 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:32 – Be a 4-H Volunteer:  K-State 4-H specialist Shane Potter talks about the benefits of being involved with Kansas 4-H as an adult volunteer.


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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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