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May 27, 2020

• Selecting a summer annual forage for planting

• An agricultural law update

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Summer Annual Forage Selection:  K-State cropping systems agronomist John Holman talks about selecting a summer annual forage for planting over the next several weeks: he goes over several general guidelines on choosing a forage for the intended feedstuff need, with a particular emphasis on expected performance in dry weather, based on K-State field trials.

00:12:52 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen looks at the legal protections afforded agricultural cooperatives against anti-trust claims, and how the courts have interpreted those over the years...he ties this back to questions arising recently about the meatpacking industry.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:18 – "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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