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Feb 6, 2019

On today’s episode: installing variable-frequency drives on electric pump systems to improve irrigation efficiency; an agricultural law update; 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 – Improving Irrigation Efficiency:  K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers talks about the increasing interest in installing variable-frequency drives on electric pump systems to improve irrigation efficiency...he also looks ahead to the 2019 Central States Irrigation Conference co-sponsored by K-State later this month.

00:12:58 –Agricultural Law Update:  Professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen of the Washburn School of Law talks about two new legal developments of interest to agricultural producers:  one is a court ruling on a liability insurance coverage case involving a "hobby" farm, and the other is a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a long-standing case on taxation of a living trust.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:57 – "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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