K-State Research and Extension News
April 14, 2014
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Monday, April 14

Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides
this week's insight on the cattle markets: he says that all phases of the
cattle trade appear to be peaking out now, and he'll comment on how
much downside there might be for prices ahead...he also talks about the
continuing effect of P-E-D virus in hog production on retail pork prices,
which in turn influences beef demand

K-State entomologist Ludek Zurek reports on his new study of insects' role
in carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria from one point to the other,
including from livestock production facilities to the urban environment...
his work confirming that insects are, in fact, vectoring that bacteria, but
not only from food animal production

And for this week's Kansas 4-H feature, K-State 4-H youth gardening and
plant science specialist Evelyn Neier encourages 4-Hers to think about
raising garden produce for sharing later on with local food banks and
other services for the needy

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM), which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska, eastern
Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be heard over the
K-State Radio Network website. Also see the Agriculture Today archives.


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, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
K-State Research & Extension News