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Apr 29, 2020

• An agricultural law update

• Addressing possible nitrogen losses from last fall's applications

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen provides more information on the stipulations of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program loans in as far as agricultural producer eligibility...there's been further clarification on that over the past week, as to loan availability to self-employed producers and farm partnerships...he also address misinformation going around about how receiving a PPP loan would affect a producer's eligibility for the USDA's forthcoming COVID-19 assistance.

00:12:53 – Possible Nitrogen Losses:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about accounting for possible nitrogen losses from last fall's applications here at spring planting time...he says that in general, the likelihood of such losses is fairly low, but that some producers may want to check that out before too long regardless.

00:24:17 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:17 – "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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