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Feb 19, 2020

• Topdress fertilizer applications to winter wheat

• Agricultural law update

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Topdress Fertilizer for Wheat:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about topdress fertilizer applications to winter wheat:  the importance of application timing, nitrogen source selection, application method and making a decision on application rate.

00:12:57 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen returns for another look at recent court developments relevant to agriculture, including a ruling on the interest rate to be applied in a farm bankruptcy reorganization, and two court decisions on taking charitable tax deductions on land conservation easements.

00:24:25 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:40 – "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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