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Sep 4, 2019

• Projected 2019 MFP payments to producers

• An agricultural law update

• The day's agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Projected 2019 MFP Payments:  K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks talks about his projected payments to producers from this year's USDA Market Facilitation Program, and how those would compare to payments made under the 2018 MFP...he has matched up the numbers for every county in Kansas, and shared his findings at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference.

00:13:00 – Agricultural Law Update:  From the Washburn University School of Law, Roger McEowen reviews a new decision out of the Kansas Supreme Court on whether a long-standing tenet of law, the rule against perpetuity, should be invoked in a dispute over oil and gas rights between an energy company and the descendants of a deceased property owner...he says this ruling sets an important tone for future mineral rights cases.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:00 – "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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