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Jul 8, 2020

• The 2020 Kansas Custom Rates report is out

• An agricultural law update

• Today’s wheat harvest report

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – 2020 Kansas Custom Rates Report:  The director of the Land Use Survey Center at K-State, Leah Tsoodle, talks about the just-released 2020 Kansas Custom Rates report, which provides survey-based information on the going rates for a wide variety of custom agricultural operations, including grain harvesting, pesticide spraying, haying and a host of others.

00:12:47 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen talks about putting a value on farm personal property and marketing rights for estate tax purposes...he says that those values become quite important in farm estate transactions.

00:24:13 – Wheat Harvest Report:  The final Kansas wheat harvest report for this year features multi-county agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones of the Sunflower Extension District in far northwest Kansas, which consists of Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace counties.

00:32:21 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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