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Dec 11, 2019

• Details of the just-announced general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program

• An agricultural law update

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Conservation Reserve Program Signup:  Conservation program specialist Carla Wicoff of the Farm Service Agency goes over the details of the just-announced general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program, the first such enrollment in several years, as well as the opportunities under the continuous C-R-P... she talks about the revisions in the program as a result of the 2018 Farm Bill, including more relaxed rules on haying and grazing of​ C-R-P acreage.

00:12:56 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen tackles the question of whether a farmstead windbreak would qualify for depreciation under current income tax rules, much as other land modifications might qualify...he says that the court has come down fairly decisively on that issue.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:32 – "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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