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Oct 28, 2020

  • Health Care Costs for Farms and Ranches
  • Legal Analysis of Property Rights Challenge
  • Ag News
  • Stop, Look and Listen – Kansas Commentary

00:01:29 – Health Care Costs for Farms and Ranches: K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid reports on her new study of health care costs on Kansas farms and ranches, based on a decade of Kansas Farm Management Association data. She looked at the trends in health insurance costs and medical expenses, which she says remain a challenge for numerous Kansas agricultural families

00:12:53 – Legal Analysis of Property Rights Challenge: Agricultural law professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law looks at a long-standing legal provision called the "public trust doctrine", and its potential challenge to private property rights. He's concerned that it could be used as an "end around" method of taking property without just compensation to the owner.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:38 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas.

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