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Apr 28, 2021

  • Advantages & disadvantages of revocable trusts
  • Reducing cattle fly breeding sites
  • Ag news
  • Stop, Look and Listen – Kansas commentary

00:01:29 – Revocable Trusts: Professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law discusses the advantages and disadvantages of putting a farm or ranch estate into a revocable living trust. He says that there are often misperceptions about what a revocable trust can do with respect to avoiding probate, estate tax savings and challenges by heirs, as compared to a will.

00:12:55 – Reducing cattle fly populations: K-State livestock environmental specialist Joel DeRouchey joins K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney to look at the importance of cleaning up winter cattle feeding sites as a deterrent to cattle fly activity in the summer. He suggests that producers try to find some time this spring to get rid of those fly breeding hotspots.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:37 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas

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