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Aug 7, 2019

• Sugarcane aphids have been confirmed in Kansas

• Agricultural law and taxation

• The day's agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Sugarcane Aphids:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth discusses the confirmed arrival of sugarcane aphid in Kansas, and its potential threat to grain sorghum stands...he offers advice on the need for treatment, saying that growers should show some restraint...he also looks at the possibility of soybean aphids invading soybean fields here in late summer.

00:13:00 – Agricultural Law:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen looks at a new tax provision being implemented in Kansas that will impose a sales tax on commerce conducted in the state by out-of-state retailers...he says that, as per previous court rulings on similar provisions, there's a good chance this action will be successfully challenged in court.

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

00:32:55 – "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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