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Jul 5, 2023

  • Agricultural Cases
  • Farm Financial Crisis
  • Pulling Bulls Out of Breeding Pens


00:01:05 – Agricultural Cases: Beginning today's show is Roger McEowen, K-State law professor, with knowledge on recent cases involving agriculture. Today's conversation includes a takings case, a bridge obstruction ruining a crop and the importance of a buy-sell agreement. 

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Roger on


00:12:05 – Farm Financial Crisis: Jenny Ifft, K-State agriculture policy specialist continues the show with history about agriculture policy and the farm bill. She talks about the farm financial crisis and freedom to farm. 


00:23:05 – Pulling Bulls Out of Breeding Pens: Concluding the show today is Brad White, Phillip Lancaster and Bob Larson with the Beef Cattle Institute. On this segment of Ask the Experts they converse about when to pull bulls out of breeding pens. 

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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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