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Mar 29, 2023

  • Railway Abandonment and Interpreting 100-Year-Old Fractional Royalty Interests
  • Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions This Week and Safety Reminders
  • Utilizing Estrous Synchronization Unconventially

00:01:00 – Railway Abandonment and Interpreting 100-Year-Old Fractional Royalty Interests: K-State and Washburn University School of Law professor, Roger McEowen, starts today’s show with an agricultural law update. Today he discusses examples of cases dealing with railway abandonment and a case of language and mathematics… how the language used in a 1924 deed almost lead to a loss of $44 million in fractional royalty interest.

Roger's blog on AgManager with more on double fractions in oil 

Roger's blog with more on railway abandonment issues


00:12:00 – Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions This Week and Safety Reminders: While up to this point in the year has been quite tame for fire weather conditions, now is the time to be alert and aware. K-State meteorologist Chip Redmond anticipates that the remainder of this week will have heightened fire weather conditions. He and Kansas Forest Service assistant fire management officer, Eric Ward, provide tips for staying safe in dangerous conditions like what we are expecting to see across most of Kansas this week.

More information on the Kansas Forest Service's website on fire preparedness and prevention


00:23:00 – Utilizing Estrous Synchronization Unconventially: We conclude today’s programming with K-State experts Brad White, Bob Larson, and Brian Lubbers for this week’s BCI’s Ask the Experts. This week they address a listener’s question on whether or not they should include estrous synchronization in their breeding plan when planning to utilize natural service.

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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.