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.

  • 6/17/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:51).
    Discusses recent cases, self-employment tax court ruling, false story claiming thousands of farm exceeded payment limit rule on MFP payments, Kansas City Fed latest Ag Credit Report, pipeline company can use eminent domain to obtain property rights.
  • 6/12/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (7:40; begins at 13:00)
    Discusses a recent blog regarding the ability of foreign persons or entities to own agricultural land in the United States.
  • 6/11/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:12).
    Discusses the self-employment tax treatment of contract production income.
  • 6/3/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:25).
    Discusses Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payment limits, MFP payments pledged as collateral and lender’s rights, Chapter 12 bankruptcy case in Kansas and comments on Obama administration’s WOTUS Rule struck down by the federal judge in Galveston Texas.
  • 5/29/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:27).
    Discusses lenders’ rights in Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments.
  • 5/29/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 13:00)
    Discusses several important things to consider when Market Facilitation Program payments are used as collateral for farm loans.
  • 5/22/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (2:48).
    Discusses nuisance lawsuits in agriculture.
  • 5/20/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:53).
    Discusses cases, long standing lawsuit involving a rail trail in central Kansas, tax court ruling that could ease loss requirements on so-called passive participation and recent Supreme Court case Apple Inc. v. Pepper.
  • 5/15/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 13:00)
    Discusses the level of protection "right-to-farm" laws provide to agricultural producers against nuisance claims, revolving around what's called the "coming to the nuisance defense".
  • 5/13/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:01).
    Discusses the increase in bankruptcies in the Midwest and how it is impacting the collateral needed for farm loans and extensions of those loans.
  • 5/6/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:30).
    Discusses cases, a Nebraska law providing tax relief for destroyed real estate, IRS explains how farm income averaging interacts with the QBID, Indiana right-to-farm Law involving nuisance law suits, product liability down on the farm.
  • 5/1/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:12).
    Discusses recent significant tax developments that went unnoticed as tax returns were being filed by producers.
  • 5/1/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 13:00)
    Discusses the legal principles associated with nuisance cases that could impact agricultural producers, and legal disputes over soil conservation with constitutional overtones.
  • 4/24/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:31).
    Discusses self-rentals and the passive loss rules.
  • 4/22/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:40).
    Discusses cases, Constitutional issue with soil erosion, negligence and reasonably prudent farmer, wills and undue influence.
  • 4/17/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 1:30)
    Discusses potential glyphosate-related legal Issues and advises agricultural producers about steps they might want to take to protect themselves from any potential legal liabilities from the use of glyphosate herbicide.
  • 4/15/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:13).
    Discusses will challenges and undue influence.
  • 4/8/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:16).
    Discusses the implications of the Roundup litigation on a farming or ranching operation.
  • 4/8/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:13).
    Discusses recent jury decisions in California regarding glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide, livestock handling during vaccination of calves and headbutting ram case on a neighbor's farm.
  • 4/3/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 13:00)
    Discusses court cases, family farm trust that performed as intended despite major disputes among the heirs, insurance policy and power outage caused by squirrel, and state agency's latitude in enforcing groundwater use regulations.
  • 3/25/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:35).
    Discusses the Packers and Stockyards Act in Kansas.
  • 3/25/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:20).
    Discusses court cases, estate beneficiaries liable for estate tax 19 years after decedent’s death; dangerous dog statute inapplicable to injured ranch hand; ministerial housing allowance income exclusion; squirrel caused damage excluded from insurance coverage.
  • 3/20/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 13:00)
    Talks about tax reporting considerations for livestock producers who are seeking relief from herd losses through the USDA's Livestock Indemnity Program.
  • 3/18/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:17).
    Discusses the personal liability of estate beneficiaries for federal estate tax.
  • 3/11/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:29).
    Discusses court cases, tax bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, Preparer Tax Identification Numbers required by IRS, groundwater case in Nebraska, arbitration panel not required to break down crop insurance award by county.
  • 3/6/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (8:00; begins at 24:27)
    Looks at what legally constitutes an agricultural "nuisance" in disputes between producers and neighbors, and how this relates to state right-to-farm laws.
  • 3/4/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (2:39).
    Discusses how the law handles rural land-use conflicts and how these conflict situations with adjoining landowners can best be minimized or avoided.
  • 2/25/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (15:02).
    Discusses recent court cases, chapter 12 bankruptcy case, disclosure of photos in an apple account to estate executor, the new EPA WOTUS Rules.
  • 2/20/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 13:00)
    Reviews court rulings, a producer's misleading inaccurate information in a bankruptcy proceeding, access to digital information by an executor of estate, decision on a key federal agency's ability to determine whom may serve on its advisory committees.
  • 2/11/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:16).
    Discusses the need to review estate planning documents.
  • 2/11/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:16).
    Discusses recent court cases, barring the IRS from foreclosing on real estate, insurance policy on unprofitable cattle activity, hunting rights and ownership, water dispute.
  • 2/6/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 13:00)
    Discusses two new legal developments, court ruling on a liability insurance coverage case involving a "hobby" farm, and decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a long-standing case on taxation of a living trust.
  • 1/28/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (14:28).
    Discusses recent court cases involving, worker’s compensation, adverse possession, revocable living trust, constitutionally protected speech, prior appropriation doctrine.
  • 1/23/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (11:00; begins at 1:40)
    Discusses two recent court decisions, dispute between senior and junior water right holder in Kansas and a ruling on an Iowa law which made it illegal to defame a confined livestock operation by gaining access to that operation under false pretenses.
  • 1/22/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (3:27).
    Discusses farm/ranch businesses and liability for the acts of workers.
  • 1/14/2019 Ag-Issues - Listen (16:30).
    Discusses the top ten agricultural law and tax stories of 2018.
  • 1/10/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (4:55).
    Discusses Iowa's ag-gag law ruled as unconstitutional by federal court.
  • 1/10/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (5:53).
    Discusses top ten agricultural law and tax developments for 2018 - numbers 2 and 1, and upcoming issues in 2019.
  • 1/10/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (5:05).
    Discusses top ten agricultural law and tax developments for 2018 - numbers 4 and 3.
  • 1/10/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (5:04).
    Discusses top ten agricultural law and tax developments for 2018 - numbers 7, 6 and 5.
  • 1/10/2019 RFD-TV - Watch (4:51).
    Discusses top ten agricultural law and tax developments for 2018 - numbers 10, 9 and 8.
  • 1/9/2019 Ag-Today - Listen (32:30)
    Discusses 2018 top ten agricultural law developments.

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