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Aug 18, 2021

  • Cover Crops and Water Quality
  • Implications of “Proposition 12”
  • Agricultural News
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Cover Crops and Water Quality: K-State nutrient management agronomist Nathan Nelson and graduate researcher Elliott Carver discuss their multi-year look at how winter cover crops, coupled with phosphorus fertilizer management, impact surface water quality...they evaluated how cover crops contribute to retaining phosphorus on the field, and the difference made by the phosphorous application method


00:12:00 – Implications of “Proposition 12”: From the Washburn University School of Law, professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen takes a close look at the state of California's "Proposition 12" statute, which he says has broad implications not only for the pork industry, but for all of production agriculture in this country...he offers his thoughts about future court challenges to this provision

00:23:00 – Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson has the day’s agricultural news headlines

00:31:00 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven provides his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas

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