Photograph: Roger McEowen giving interview on the radio.

Roger on the Air

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

  • 4/14/2021 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 12:55)
    Discusses tax and planning considerations when leasing farmland.
  • 4/10/2021 Kansas Ag Report - Listen (begins at 5:30)
    Discusses how loss is measured for damaged and/or destroyed trees and crops, confined animal feeding operations and fence law basics.
  • 4/6/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:28).
    Discusses special use valuation’s 25 percent test which allows, by election, farmland to be valued in a decedent’s estate for federal estate tax purposes at its value for farming purposes rather than values reflecting commercial development potential.
  • 3/23/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (2:43).
    Discusses the unique tax treatment of "Section 1231" assets for farmers and ranchers. Part 2 - the definition of "livestock," the "holding period," the procedure for netting gains and losses.
  • 3/17/2021 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 12:55)
    Discusses the unique tax treatment of "Section 1231", part of the federal tax code which addresses farm business asset sales.
  • 3/16/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (2:53).
    Discusses the unique tax treatment of "Section 1231" assets for farmers and ranchers. Part 1 - basic structure and scope of Section 1231.
  • 3/13/2021 Kansas Ag Report - Listen (begins at 4:40)
    Discusses the Packers and Stockyards Act amended to provide additional protection for unpaid cash sellers of livestock; the legal rules, regulations and liability risks associated with prescribed burning of agricultural lands.
  • 3/8/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (2:56).
    Discusses "cross-collateralization" clause in a lending instrument.
  • 3/8/2021 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:54).
    Discusses the legal rules, regulations and liability risks associated with prescribed burning of agricultural lands. Also the issue of zoning which is largely a local issue but agricultural zoning often receives favorable treatment so which activity constitutes "agriculture" such that the preferential treatment applies?
  • 3/3/2021 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 12:55)
    Discusses the legal rules, regulations and liability risks associated with prescribed burning of agricultural lands.
  • 3/2/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (2:51).
    Discusses zoning activities on rural land.
  • 2/23/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:44).
    Discusses the legal rules, regulations and liability risks associated with prescribed burning of agricultural lands.
  • 2/22/2021 Ag-Issues - Listen (17:11).
    Discusses the amended Packers and Stockyards Act and estate tax valuation discounts.
  • 2/17/2021 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 12:55)
    Discusses potential law changes that could impact farm and ranch estate and business planning.
  • 2/16/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:21).
    Discusses potential law changes that could impact farm and ranch estate and business planning.
  • 2/16/2021 Wisconsin Public Radio - Listen (8:10; begins at 05:05)
    Discusses why farm bankruptcies continue to loom in Wisconsin - looks at what's behind the numbers and how farm bankruptcy protections work for farmers.
  • 2/13/2021 Kansas Ag Report - Listen (begins at 3:50)
    Reviews the "Top Ten" agricultural law and taxation developments of 2020, and outlines their importance to agricultural producers and the agriculture industry as a whole. This segment includes developments 10 to 6.
  • 2/9/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:14).
    Discusses possible federal income taxation changes.
  • 2/8/2021 Ag-Issues - Listen (18:36).
    With the beginning of a new Congress and the inauguration of Joe Biden, discusses the impact of possible changes in federal income taxation and estate planning.
  • 2/3/2021 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 12:50)
    Discusses possible changes in income tax provisions being promoted by the new administration, and how those would likely affect agricultural producers if they took effect.
  • 2/1/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:18).
    Discusses deducting costs associated with starting a business.
  • 1/25/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (2:58).
    Discusses the QBI Final Regulations applicable to agricultural / horticultural cooperatives.
  • 1/25/2021 Ag-Issues - Listen (20:46).
    Reviews 2020 "Top Ten" agricultural law and taxation developments - Meatpackers Investigation; Conservation Easements; Farm Records and FOIA; NRCS Final Rule on 1985 Farm Bill; Dormant Commerce Clause; Dicamba Drift Damages; Groundwater Discharges; SCOTUS DACA Opinion; Public Trust Doctrine; CARES Act; CFAP Programs and Disaster Legislations and CAA, 2021.
  • 1/20/2021 Ag-Today - Listen (22:20; begins at 1:30)
    Reviews his "Top Ten" agricultural law and taxation developments of 2020, and outlines their importance to agricultural producers and the agriculture industry as a whole.
  • 1/19/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:59).
    Reviews the "Top Ten" agricultural law and agricultural tax developments of 2020. Number 3 – SCOTUS DACA Opinion; Number 2 – Public Trust Doctrine; Number 1 - CARES Act, CFAP Programs and Disaster Legislations and CAA, 2021.
  • 1/15/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:21).
    Reviews the "Top Ten" agricultural law and agricultural tax developments of 2020. Number 5 – Dicamba Drift Damages; Number 4 – Groundwater Discharges and Functional Equivalency.
  • 1/14/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:44).
    Reviews the "Top Ten" agricultural law and agricultural tax developments of 2020. Number 7 - NRCS Final Rule on Conservation Provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill; Number 6 – Dormant Commerce Clause.
  • 1/11/2021 Ag-Issues - Listen (19:08).
    Reviews important developments in agricultural law and taxation that did not quite make his "Top Ten" list for 2020 - Withheld Tax Not Deprioritized in Bankruptcy; Preferential Payment Rule – Dean Foods Matter; Hog Nuisance Suit; Filing Tax Returns With False Statement; "Renewable" Energy Cash Grants; Trust Income Tax Regulations; Lying With Purpose of Harming Livestock Facility is Protected Speech; Right-To-Farm Laws; Dinosaur Fossils are Not Minerals; Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts
  • 1/9/2021 Kansas Ag Report - Listen (begins at 1:50)
    Reviews the "Almost Top Ten" agricultural law and agricultural tax developments of 2020. These are some of the lead developments in 2020 that did not quite make his annual top ten list, but that were nonetheless significant for agricultural interests.
  • 1/8/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:47).
    Reviews the "Top Ten" agricultural law and agricultural tax developments of 2020. Number 10 - Department of Justice Announces Investigation of Meatpackers; Number 9 - Conservation Easements; Number 8 – Farm Records and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • 1/6/2021 Ag-Today - Listen (19:00; begins at 13:00)
    Reviews some of the lead developments in agricultural law and taxation in 2020 that did not quite make his annual top ten list, but that were nonetheless significant for agricultural interests.
  • 1/5/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (3:40).
    Reviews the "Almost Top Ten" agricultural law and agricultural tax developments of 2020 - "Renewable" Energy Cash Grants; Trust Income Tax Regulations; Lying With Purpose of Harming Livestock Facility is Protected Speech.
  • 1/4/2021 RFD-TV - Watch (4:01).
    Reviews the "Almost Top Ten" agricultural law and agricultural tax developments of 2020 - Bankruptcy and the Preferential Payment Rule – The Dean Foods Matter; Appellate Court Upholds $750,000 Compensatory Damage Award in Hog Nuisance Suit; Withheld Tax Not Deprioritized in Bankruptcy; Lifetime Ban on Owning Firearms For Filing Tax Returns With False Statement.

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