Wyatt BechtelAssociate Editor

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Articles By Wyatt Bechtel

Jun 13, 2019

Nebraska Feeder Pleads Not Guilty to Cruelty Charges in Cattle Deaths

After more than 200 cattle died on a feedlot in Nebraska, the cattle feeder who was responsible for the animals' care has pleaded not guilty to 40 charges he faces in the alleged livestock neglect case.
ColorPoint Greenhouse
Jun 13, 2019

41-Acre Kentucky Greenhouse Merges with Hemp Growing Company

The sixth largest commercial greenhouse in the U.S. is merging with a company specializing in cannabis to grow hemp on a large scale in Kentucky.
Iowa Premium and National Beef
Jun 12, 2019

Purchase of Iowa Premium by National Beef Completed

National Beef, the fourth largest beef packer in the U.S., has announced that the company's purchase of Iowa Premium has been finalized.
Heins Family Farms Dairy 06
Jun 12, 2019

Congress Introduces Bill to Address Feed Shortages After Disasters

The Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters Act (FEEDD Act) would allow producers who are utilizing prevent plant to at least graze, hay or chop a cover crop to feed livestock.
Jun 11, 2019

USMCA Passage Encouraged by 960+ Ag, Food Associations and Companies

More than 960 groups representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain at the national, state and local are urging Congress to quickly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement USMCA
Jun 11, 2019

USMCA Passage Encouraged by 960+ Ag, Food Associations and Companies

More than 960 groups representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain at the national, state and local are urging Congress to quickly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Jun 10, 2019

Duo Pleads Guilty to Kansas-Oklahoma Interstate Cattle Theft

Anthony Francis Whittley and Jasmine A. Boone, both 28, have entered guilty pleas after stealing cattle from Kansas and attempting to sell them across state lines at the Oklahoma National Stockyards Co.
USMCA
Jun 10, 2019

Dairy Groups Seeks Congress' Aid to Pass U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

A letter has been sent by three dairy organizations representing farmers and processors who are seeking the aid of Congress to quickly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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Jun 07, 2019

Bipartisan School Milk Nutrition Act Welcomed by Dairy Groups

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress that seeks to increase milk options for students is getting the support of national dairy groups and might help reverse the drop in milk consumption at schools.