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Apr 17, 2019

Potential legal liabilities from the use of glyphosate herbicide, and how producers can reduce their exposure; the summer native pasture outlook in Kansas; the latest agricultural news; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Potential Glyphosate-Related Legal Issues:  Professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen of Washburn University advises agricultural producers about steps they might want to take to protect themselves from any potential legal liabilities from the use of glyphosate herbicide...he proposes this in the wake of another court ruling that went against the company that developed glyphosate, and his concern is that if the current trend in rulings continues, liabilities could eventually stretch all the way back to individual farms.

00:12:59 – Summer Native Pasture Outlook:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick talks about the summer native pasture outlook in Kansas, and whether producers should consider adjusting their stocking rates to take advantage of what appears to be a productive grass season ahead.

00:24:29 – 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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