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Sep 29, 2021

  • Testing Forages for High Toxin Levels
  • Agricultural Law: Protecting Assets
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Testing Forages for High Toxin Levels: K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson advises cattle producers on testing sorghum and sudan hay and grazing forages for high nitrate and prussic acid levels...she has been studying the occurrence of these toxins, and talks about managing to avoid cattle losses, including the appropriate forage sampling procedure


00:12:00 – Agricultural Law: Protecting Assets: Agricultural law and taxation professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law discusses the protection of farm or ranch assets from creditors, which would include a liability ruling against a producer...he covers a recent case in Iowa where the attempt to shield a family farm from a liability claim was handled exactly the wrong way, ending with disastrous legal results


00:23:00 – Agricultural News Headlines: Eric Atkinson covers 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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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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