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Jan 23, 2019

On today’s episode: outlining a pair of recent court decisions of considerable interest to Kansas agriculture; excerpts from this week's Cattle Chat podcast; agricultural news; 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 – Agricultural Law Update:  Professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen of Washburn University goes over a pair of recent court decisions of considerable interest to Kansas agriculture:  one addressed a dispute between senior and junior water right holders here in Kansas, and the other was a ruling on an Iowa law which made it illegal to defame a confined livestock operation by gaining access to that operation under false pretenses.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  On this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and livestock economist Dustin Pendell talk about identifying calving problems as they're happening, and about the top kinds of records they would like to see cow-calf producers keep routinely.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:00 – "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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