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Mar 4, 2020

• An agricultural law update

• Reflections on a career fighting crop diseases

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Agricultural Law Update:  Professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law discusses the tax code provision called the Qualified Business Income Deduction, and questions he frequently receives about how farmers, ranchers and other landowners can qualify for this significant particular, he hones in on farmland lease income, and how a landowner can take advantage of this deduction without incurring self-employment tax.

00:12:57 – A Look Back:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine reflects on past, present and future crop disease challenges for corn, grain sorghum and soybean producers, upon his retirement from the university after 35 years of service.

00:24:25 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:40 – "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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