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Mar 2, 2022

  • Economic Value of Groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer Region
  • Benefits of a Formal Land Use Agreement
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Economic Value of Groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer Region: K-State agricultural economists Nathan Hendricks and Gabe Sampson report on their new analysis of the value of groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer region...they used land transaction data and cropland rental rate trends to determine the economic importance of those groundwater resources to Kansas agriculture...they also looked at the impact of changes in the aquifer's water level on farmland values in the region


00:12:00 – Benefits of a Formal Land Use Agreement: From the Washburn University School of Law, agricultural law and taxation professor Roger McEowen goes over the elements of a land use agreement between a landowner and a hunter, and why he says that forging a formal and detailed agreement in writing is beneficial to both parties


00:23:00 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van Der Hoeven provides his commentary on life in rural Kansas


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