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Aug 21, 2019

• Evaluating low-lignin alfalfa varieties for production potential, and improved digestibility in dairy herd rations

• An agricultural law update

• The day's agricultural news headlines

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Alfalfa Digestibility Research:  Forage agronomist Doohong Min and cattle nutritionist Barry Bradford of K-State outline their new project, funded by a major grant from the USDA...they will evaluate low-lignin alfalfa varieties for their production potential in the central plains and for their improved digestibility in dairy herd rations.

00:13:00 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen discusses the conclusion of a 30-year court battle between a farm couple and the USDA over a "swampbuster" declaration on the farm property...a few days ago, an appellate court ruled in favor of the farm couple, in the process lambasting the USDA for its handling of the situation.

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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