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May 25, 2022

  • Wireworms are Showing Up in Corn Stands
  • Tax Deductions Allowed for Soil and Water Conservation
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Wireworms are Attacking Corn Stands: K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports the re-emergence of an insect problem in corn that has rarely been seen over the last 20 years: wireworms attacking corn stands...he talks about distinguishing its damage from other insect activity, and what options are left to growers who planted corn early, in that insecticide seed treatments have likely worn out by now


00:12:00 – Tax Deductions Allowed for Soil and Water Conservation: Agricultural law and taxation professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law discusses the tax deductions allowed for soil and water conservation expenses:  he reviews what land practice costs qualify for a deduction, and the other stipulations that landowners must meet to take advantage of this option


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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