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Mar 18, 2020

• Terminating cover crops to make way for spring-planted cash crops

• An agricultural law update

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Terminating Cover Crops:  K-State weed ecologist Anita Dille talks about methods of terminating cover crops to make way for spring-planted cash crops, with a mind toward weed control as part of that process...she covers both chemical and mechanical termination, and what field trials tell us about the effectiveness of those options.

00:12:58 – Agricultural Law Update:  Agricultural law professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law goes over more recent court decisions of relevance to agricultural producers, including two tax court on making an early withdrawal from a retirement account, the other on the valuation of an estate for tax purposes.

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

00:32:41 – "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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