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Jun 24, 2020

• Improving wheat varieties using the genetics of wild wheat relatives

• An agricultural law update

• Today’s wheat harvest report

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

00:01:30 – Exploring Wheat’s Wild Side:  K-State wheat geneticist Jesse Poland talks about new ambitions for improving wheat varieties using the genetics of wild wheat relatives, on the strength of a major new grant from the USDA to the Wheat Genetics Resource Center at the university.

00:12:47 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen talks about the care that parents need to take in making monetary gifts to adult children in the form of loans...those have to be conducted properly to avoid incurring tax liability.

00:24:06 – Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Justin Goodno of Barber County and Jeff Seiler of Sedgwick County.

00:32:12 – "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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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

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