Photograph: Roger McEowen giving interview on the radio.

Roger on the Air, 2016

Roger McEowen regularly appears on radio and television programs heard nationally and across the Midwest and on the worldwide web.

  • 12/30/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (04:20).
    Discusses the controversy between motorists and farmers.
  • 12/19/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:56).
    Comments on recent court cases and tax rulings involving uniform capitalization rules, prepaid expense deduction, Obamacare HRAs, pesticide coated seeds registration, and on year end tax issues.
  • 12/14/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (04:07).
    Discusses pre-paid expenses, farmers often find it advantageous to prepay and deduct the cost of supplies come tax time.
  • 12/8/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (03:46).
    Discusses depreciation schedules for newly acquired farms.
  • 12/6/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:35).
    Comments on five recent legal and tax issues involving wind farms, casualty loss from tornado damage, health reimbursements arrangements for small employers, the California egg production mandate, and counties banning GMO’s.
  • 12/1/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (04:35).
    Discusses how landowners adjacent to a watercourse may be faced with a changing property line.
  • 11/23/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (04:09).
    Discusses what we can expect from the incoming presidential administration with regard to ag industry.
  • 11/22/2016 Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network - Listen (03:59).
    Discusses what tax changes will be made by the Trump administration.
  • 11/21/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (17:36).
    Comments on the outcome of the Presidential election and what it may mean for U.S. agriculture, why our founding fathers created the electoral college, and on possible changes to the federal estate tax.
  • 11/16/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (03:43).
    Discusses the Trump tax plan, and how it will impact Americans in both the short term and the long run.
  • 11/9/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (02:47).
    Discusses the WOTUS rule, its flaws, the EPA's reaction to public comments that have been submitted, and what these ag groups are looking to accomplish by making this latest move.
  • 11/7/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:46).
    Comments on USDA’s proposed changes on marketing of livestock and poultry, and Beef Checkoff case that was filed years ago in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • 11/1/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (03:20).
    Explains the IRS Rules for Involuntary Livestock Conversion, how farmers can determine if they are eligible, and how to pursue further if they find that they are.
  • 10/27/2016 RFD-TV - Listen (04:44).
    The IRS is working to crack down on valuation discounts. Discusses the potential impact these regulations could have on farming and ranching operations.
  • 10/24/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (17:39).
    Comments on new FDA Food Safety Rules that will soon apply to farmers and others in the food production chain, also looked at a recent Iowa court case involving a wind energy lease, and an IRS ruling concerning a large stock trust.
  • 10/11/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:45).
    Comments on a Treasury Department proposal to change valuations on property for estate tax purposes, two recent court cases and a tax case involving allowable deductions.
  • 9/26/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (17:25).
    Comments on inheritance received after filing chapter 13, cases involving Equine Activity Liability Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, and capital versus ordinary gains on income from the sale of land.
  • 9/21/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:44)
    Considers issues when purchasing farm or ranch land or other real estate, emphasizing hidden environmental concerns that might be associated with the property.
  • 9/15/2016 AgDay TV - Listen (2:80; begins at 3.20 and at 5:49)
    Interviewed concerning the Bayer/Monsanto deal.
  • 9/12/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:12)
    Talks about a joint seminar between Washburn Law School and Kansas State University called "Exploring the Business of Agriculture". The program takes place September 20 at the Kansas Farm Bureau in Manhattan. He also looked at a recent court ruling involving confined animal feeding operations.
  • 9/7/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:32)
    Details legal protections of farmers and ranchers who open up their operations to the public as a form of agritourism, including liability and tax concerns.
  • 8/24/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:43)
    Previews a new symposium on contemporary issues in agribusiness, including contracts in the farming operation, pending federal tax code changes, and more.
  • 8/15/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:51)
    Talks about the upcoming September 20, 2016 Washburn Law/KSU Agribusinesss Symposium and several tax cases, including the IRS position on the Self-Employment Tax as it relates to CRP rental income.
  • 8/10/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00)
    Discusses a South Dakota case where a cattle producer prevailed over an insurance company over cattle losses during a sudden blizzard.
  • 8/1/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:28)
    Discusses four recent court cases involving Chapter 12 bankruptcy, unsubstantiated deductions, deducting survey costs in the oil and gas business, and tax legislation working its way through the House ways and Means Committee.
  • 7/27/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:46)
    Discusses a couple of cases where agricultural interests attempted to take advantage of their own bankruptcy status, only to be rebuked in court.
  • 7/18/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (10:17)
    Comments on a court case involving glyphosate, a prison sentence for two egg company executives, and a crop insurance claim that was turned down because the farmer did not keep accurate weather records for his farm.
  • 7/13/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:58)
    Discusses a potentially pivotal decision on a case over the agricultural exemption for workers' compensation in New Mexico, and a ruling on a dispute over a crop insurance claim that demonstrates the importance of thorough documentation.
  • 7/5/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:43)
    Talks about Workers Compensation and the exemption for agricultural labor, Clean Water case in California, and outlines the FAA’s final Rule on the use of commercial drones.
  • 6/20/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:53)
    Talks about a fence dispute case in Indiana, an IRS ruling of allowing Co-op patronage applications to be filed electronically, and the tax ramifications of an Operating Lease vs. a Capital Lease on farm equipment.
  • 6/15/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00)
    Talks about two recent decisions by the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals affecting the classification of land for taxation purposes.
  • 6/6/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:47)
    Commented on a Supreme Court decision that could have broad implication on the EPA/Army Corps of Engineers WOTUS Rule, and the possible tax liability producers could face when using lease agreement on farm equipment.
  • 5/31/2016 Agri-Talk - Listen (4:45; begins at 30:15)
    Discusses U.S. Supreme Court decision involving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and jurisdictional determinations.
  • 5/23/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:52)
    Topics discussed include, corporate bonus payments, ag workers laws, four wheeler used in farming or non-farming operations and city’s anti-fracking ordinances struck down.
  • 5/18/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:59)
    Discusses a Kentucky accident case to help understand agricultural activity and workers compensation.
  • 5/9/2016 Agri-Talk - Listen (10:15; begins at 12:15)
    Discusses key court cases including waters of the United States, Syngenta lawsuit and Des Moines water works lawsuit.
  • 5/9/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:09)
    Updated several key ag-related court cases including Des Moines Water Works litigation, the EPA’s WOTUS Rule, and an update on Syngenta litigation.
  • 5/4/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:59)
    Discusses three cases including proposal to exclude from income up to the first $5000 of a qualified students farm property, determining access path to a landlocked property and a large tax credit left by a deceased spouse cannot be carried over by a surviving spouse.
  • 4/25/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:21)
    Reviewed several cases including a situation involving a family limited partnership, a court decision that determined children under age five can’t be found negligent, an enforceable contract and essential contract terms and no charge for cultivation of marijuana "plants".
  • 4/20/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:44)
    Discusses three cases, including a family farm partnership disagreement, what constitutes a viable marijuana plant, and a tax dispute on income from horse related activities.
  • 4/11/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:55)
    Discusses four cases, including Recreational Use statutes, a poorly written farm lease, a case where cultivating marijuana isn't really cultivating marijuana, and mistakes in claiming the American Opportunity Tax Credit.
  • 4/11/2016 AgDay TV - Watch (1:40; begins at :50)
    Update concerning Syngenta litigation.
  • 4/6/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:59)
    Talks about three recent agricultural court rulings, including a case over an injury sustained by a county fair attendee.
  • 3/28/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (13:50)
    Discusses a Department of Labor lawsuit against Texas-based Cactus Feeders involving alleged overpayment under the company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • 3/23/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (10:44)
    Discussion of a case of a producer told by his crop insurance agent to expect a sizeable loss payment.
  • 3/18/2016 AgBus-Report - Watch (2:58)
    Comments on tax coupling in Iowa.
  • 3/17/2016 KTWU I've Got Issues - Watch (13:13)
    Overview of the state of agriculture in Kansas and factors to consider when succession planning for a family farm.
  • 3/14/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:35)
    Comments on the Supreme Court decision not to review a case involving EPA regulations on TMDL's (total maximum daily load).
  • 3/9/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (MP3 file; 10:21)
    Analyzes recent court decisions relevant to the Clean Water Act and its impact on agricultural producers.
  • 2/29/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:24)
    Comments on recent court cases, including a nuisance claim, subjecting out-of-state retailers to sales and use taxes, a farmer who refused to pay federal income taxes, an update on the WOTUS rule, and a humorous case involving two neighbors who did not get along.
  • 2/24/2016 Ag-Today - [Listen (MP3 file; 10:15)
    Looks at a dispute over property zoning near an urban area, as well as a case testing the longevity of an oil drilling lease.
  • 2/15/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:08)
    Talks about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and how that will impact potential rulings on issues important to agriculture.
  • 2/10/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (MP3 file; 10:45)
    Reviews court decisions, including a physical injury case in which a bull escaped a pasture through a legal, intact fence.
  • 2/1/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:17)
    Discusses recent court cases in Kansas and surrounding states, including ruts left on private property by a company conducting a seismic survey, whether digital images are a tool-of-the trade, an adverse possession case, the placement of electrical highlines, and allowing a private road to be constructed on someone else's property.
  • 1/27/2016 Ag-Today - Listen (MP3 file; 10:36)
    Discusses recent court decisions, including the working status of a livestock care provider under federal labor standards.
  • 1/18/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:27)
    Talks about Kansas Fence Law, including location of the fence, what is a legal fence, how fence disputes between adjoining landowners should be dealt with, and liability for trespassing animals.
  • 1/5/2016 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:29)
    Looks at the top ten agricultural law and tax developments in 2015.

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