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Jul 10, 2019

• An evaluation of the Kansas wheat harvest

• An agricultural law update

• The day's agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Wheat Harvest Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato offers his evaluation of the Kansas wheat harvest, with roughly 1/3rd of the crop yet to be cut...he talks about the mitigating factors that in essence created two crops in the state:  outstanding wheat yields and test weights across a large part of western Kansas, and spotty, often-marginal production in the eastern 2/3rds of the state.

00:13:00 – Agricultural Law Update:  Professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law talks about the important differences between Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcy regulations that farmers should know about...and he cites a recent situation where prior planning could have kept a dairy from ending up in an unfavorable bankruptcy status.

00:24:30 – 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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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.

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