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Mar 20, 2019

On today’s episode: the impact of recent adverse weather on the nutritional condition of the cow herd; an agricultural law update; the day's agricultural news headlines; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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.

00:01:30 – Adverse Weather and the Cow Herd:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner looks at the toll that adverse weather over the past couple of months has taken on the nutritional condition of the cow herd...he offers advice on managing post-calving cow rations to maintain their current condition, saying that is the objective right now.

00:12:59 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen talks about tax reporting considerations for livestock producers who are seeking relief from herd losses through the USDA's Livestock Indemnity Program...many producers are applying for L-I-P payments in the wake of substantial losses from winter storms, and now, flooding.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:59 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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