Photograph: Roger McEowen giving interview on the radio.

Roger on the Air, 2017

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

  • 12/27/2017 Jeff Angelo Show (WHO Radio) - Listen (10:00) (requires free account)
    Reviews year-end tax planning tips and discusses key points of the new tax law.
  • 12/26/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (03:29).
    Discusses Bitcoin as a digital currency and the IRS' interest in ensuring all transactions are fully reported.
  • 12/19/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (17:17).
    Continuation of the review of the final tax reform proposal that will likely be voted on this week in congress, with an emphasis on those sections that will impact agricultural producers (part 2).
  • 12/18/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:08).
    Looks at the final tax reform proposal that will likely be voted on this week in congress; the proposal should lower taxes for most people (part 1).
  • 12/4/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:43).
    Discusses the Senate passed tax bill, including elimination of commodity gifts commonly used by agricultural producers to help fund college tuition for their children.
  • 11/20/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (03:32).
    Discusses the differences between the House and Senate tax reform bills and its impact on farmers.
  • 11/20/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:50).
    Discusses the breakdown of the House and Senate versions of the tax reform legislation.
  • 11/13/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (03:14).
    Discusses regulating air emissions for livestock producers, a requirement by the federal government.
  • 11/7/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (03:04).
    Discusses how the proposed tax plan could impact the American farmer, including those farmers who are self-employed.
  • 11/6/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:59).
    Discusses the House version of Tax Reform legislation that was released and how farmers or ranchers might be impacted by this legislation.
  • 10/31/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:49).
    Discusses incorporating digital assets when estate planning.
  • 10/24/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:46).
    Discusses basic rules to keep in mind with regard to pre-paid farm expenses.
  • 10/23/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:28).
    Discusses four cases including self-employments tax on rental income, ministerial housing allowance and whether it’s taxable, USDA over a freedom of information request, and controlling CWD in captive deer.
  • 10/19/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (02:58).
    Discusses tax deductions for conservation easements.
  • 10/10/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:17).
    Discusses the issues that can arise from agriculture contracts and what the rights and liabilities of the parties are.
  • 10/9/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:50).
    Discusses recent cases involving, Valuation Regulations, collision between a TerraGator and a vehicle on uncontrolled rural road, C Corporation Dividend taxes, an insurance claim from bird flu epidemic, and a drainage tile.
  • 10/5/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (03:13).
    Discusses the US Tax Court opinion that provides relief from self-employment tax and explains the importance of the Mizell case and how the law changes will affect American agriculturist.
  • 10/2/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:47).
    Discusses the Tax Reform proposal unveiled last week by the Trump Administration. The plan includes some sections that would benefit farmers and ranchers but also eliminates some important deductions.
  • 9/28/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (04:00).
    Discusses the proposed tax reform.
  • 9/27/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (03:23).
    Discusses exemptions that can potentially apply to exclude “wetlands” from the federal government’s jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
  • 09/25/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:30).
    Discusses cases involving a North Dakota animal feeding operation, IRS ruling in an estate tax case, South Dakota’s sales tax on remote sellers, and a wind farm in Oklahoma.
  • 9/22/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:23).
    Discusses alternative strategies to avoid gain on transfer of real estate, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Umbrella Partnership Real Estate Investment Trust (UPREIT), and Delaware Statutory Trust.
  • 9/15/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:39).
    Discusses the "farm products" rule which governs the sale of farm products when used as collateral for lender security and interest.
  • 09/11/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:54).
    Update on congressional efforts on tax reform and discussed cases including natural gas pipeline leak, dicamba drift lawsuit, label for oats harvested with glyphosate, Obama overtime rule.
  • 9/8/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:17).
    Overviews the invalidation of overtime rules from the Obama administration and what this will mean for workers in agriculture.
  • 8/31/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:41).
    Overviews the necessary steps and highlights common pitfalls in a tax-free incorporation of an existing farm or ranch operation.
  • 08/28/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:11).
    Discussed upcoming symposium on Business of Agriculture and recent cases including a man killed by cattle, contaminated food case, EPA's WOTUS Rule, large charitable deduction and filing a partnership return.
  • 8/24/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (03:47).
    Discusses Washburn University School of Law second annual CLE conference with Kansas State University, "Exploring the Business of Agriculture".
  • 8/16/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:19).
    Discusses buy-sell agreements for transitioning a business from one generation to the next.
  • 08/14/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:32).
    Discussed his new book "Agricultural Law in a Nutshell", and recent cases, state pesticide regulations, state jurisdiction over non-U.S. online auctions, Nebraska court entitled to Kansas farmland, definition of "Qualified Farmer" for tax purposes.
  • 8/9/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:16).
    Discusses what inspired his newly published book "Agricultural Law in a Nutshell", the topics covered, and the reasons and goals in publishing it.
  • 8/4/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (02:56).
    Discusses the rights a farmer has when a grain elevator fails and provides ordering information for his newly published book "Agricultural Law in a Nutshell".
  • 07/31/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:41).
    Discussed his newly published book "Agricultural Law in a Nutshell". Also recent cases, involving Obamacare, a court ruling on the APH Yield Exclusion for wheat, and court decision regarding so-called Ag Gag law in Utah.
  • 7/20/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:23).
    Discusses the importance of estate planning, as one generation transitions out and another transitions into the business.
  • 07/17/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:26).
    Discussed cases involving oil production equipment that is not tax-exempt and a Utah law banning photographing, audiotaping and videotaping while under false pretenses or trespassing.
  • 7/12/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:05).
    Discusses the causes of Dicamba spray drift.
  • 7/6/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:33).
    Discusses tax issues that the timber industry faces.
  • 07/03/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:16).
    Discussed court decisions including settlement between BPI and ABC, jury decision against Syngenta, proposed ban against Dicamba herbicide, IRS deductions on meals, repealing the WOTUS Rule, and feedlot expansion.
  • 6/27/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:33).
    Discusses under what conditions value-added payments from a cooperative are subject to self-employment taxes.
  • 06/19/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:24).
    Discussed court cases including injury while loading large round bales, IRS requirement for PTIN, S Corporation in the ag sector, Kansas farmland rental issue, SURE program.
  • 6/13/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (02:54).
    Discusses like-kind exchange issues.
  • 06/05/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:31).
    Discussed court cases including Syngenta lawsuit, BPI lawsuit against ABC news, grandson's case against grandparents, vacation home deductions and equitable partitioning of farmland.
  • 5/30/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (02:58).
    Discusses self-employment tax on farming activity.
  • 5/23/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (02:55).
    Reviews insights into handling IRS disputes.
  • 05/22/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:46).
    Talks about the wheat streak mosiac caused by volunteer wheat; and recent cases including qualification for chapter 12 bankruptcy, rules regarding drones, land owners and oil field contamination.
  • 5/15/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:46).
    Discusses valuation discounts and IRAs.
  • 5/10/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:51).
    Discusses special use valuation of agricultural land.
  • 05/8/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:24).
    Discussion includes the term ademption, and cases involving animal facility video statute, vehicles not exempt from creditors and debtors allowed to identify portion of farmland and IRA’s for a surviving spouse.
  • 5/4/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:14).
    Discusses distribution of property via wills and trusts.
  • 04/24/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:51).
    Discussed recent cases, a “baiting” regulation in Wisconsin, EPA rule exempting farms from air releases, naming IRA beneficiaries, access to flooded waters or ice over private property, and mechanics lien upheld under industry custom.
  • 4/13/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:18).
    Reviews the Endangered Species Act.
  • 04/10/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:29).
    Discussed recent cases, including a “nuisance” lawsuit filed against a commercial solar operation, a man who shot down a drone, the Endangered Species act as it applies to “threatened” prairie dogs in Utah, and a hog feeding case that involves more than a thousand animals dead.
  • 4/6/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:25).
    Discusses the USDA Livestock Indemnity Program.
  • 3/27/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:44).
    Discusses helpful tax provisions that can be utilized to soften the blow of financial losses from weather-related events.
  • 03/27/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:37).
    Talks about Kansas law that waives the sales and use tax to repair and replace fences in wildfire areas; and recent cases, including property taxes on mixer feeder trucks, and the glyphosate mess in California.
  • 3/14/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:55).
    Discusses the 1985 Farm Bill and the concept "Swamp Buster".
  • 03/13/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:40).
    Discusses tax and loss considerations for farmers and ranchers impacted by last week’s wildfires.
  • 02/27/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (17:35).
    Discusses the importance of Long Term Care insurance, and three cases including a woman run over by a cow, crop insurance claim and Farm Bill field hearing in Kansas.
  • 2/22/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:20).
    Discusses the Farm Lease Law when the land is co-owned.
  • 2/16/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:33).
    Discusses home office deduction for self-employed farmers and the guidelines that come with that.
  • 02/13/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:35).
    Comments on four recent court decisions involving state laws and the homestead exemption, a fence dispute, business tax rebates, and water rights.
  • 1/30/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (07:57).
    Discusses agriculture and tax policy under the Trump administration (with Allen Featherstone).
  • 1/30/2017 RFD-TV - Watch (07:54).
    Discusses current farm financial situation (with Allen Featherstone).
  • 1/30/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:43).
    Talks about right of refusal when ag land is sold.
  • 01/30/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:46).
    Comments on cases involving removing nitrates from drinking water in the city of Des Moines; EPA water transfer rule; out of state cooperation and California franchise tax; and a collision between a tractor and a truck.
  • 1/20/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (03:02).
    Discusses the ongoing litigation over the use of check-off funds and investigations of embezzlement.
  • 01/16/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:07).
    Comments on recent court cases involving the Montana Beef Checkoff, a custom hog feeding operation and failure to change a beneficiary designation.
  • 1/12/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (04:19).
    2016 overview of the IRS and the self-employment tax; discusses TMDLS, the regulation of ag runoff as well as the potential effects of President-Elect Trump on agricultural and tax policies.
  • 1/10/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (04:03).
    2016 overview of capitalization required for interest and real property taxes associated with two year period crops; pasture chiseling activity constituting discharge of pollutant; salmonella issue.
  • 1/9/2017 RFD-TV - Listen (05:39).
    2016 overview of court eliminating ag exemption from the worker's compensation law; jurisdictional determinations requirements of the Clean Water Act; IRS regulation on minority interest discounts.
  • 01/02/2017 Ag-Issues - Listen (18:56).
    Looks at the top ten agricultural law and tax development in 2016.

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