Sep 2, 2020
• A new online tool helps farmers calculate farm machinery costs
• An agricultural law update
• Agricultural news
• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”
00:01:30 – Calculating Farm Machinery Costs: K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl and Terry Griffin talk about a new online tool that farmers can use to calculate farm machinery costs...as input for making machinery purchase decisions, as a basis for comparing lease vs. purchase options, or for weighing the choice of custom hiring an operation instead of investing in equipment...they say it's an easy-to-use tool that can provide very useful information.
00:12:57 – Agricultural Law Update: From the Washburn University School of Law, professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen looks at the court case history of state right-to-farm laws, which generally have provided farmers solid protection from nuisance lawsuits by people who move into rural areas...he says, however, that the right-to-farm principle may earn a look by the U.S. Supreme Court.
00:24:18 – Ag News: A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:39 – "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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