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Wyatt BechtelAssociate Editor


Articles By Wyatt Bechtel

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.
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

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).
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.
Arkansas National Guard helicopter hay delivery
Jun 05, 2019

Flooding Leads to Cattle Rescues Around the Country

Farmers and ranchers from South Dakota to Louisiana have been enduring record rainfall and flooding to care for their cattle.
Trucks from Mexico approach border crossing 1
May 31, 2019

Dairy Groups Concerned with Latest Trade Tariffs Placed on Mexico

The threat of new tariffs placed on Mexico has dairy group leaders worried about the impacts to trade with one of the U.S. dairy industry’s largest partners.
Whitesides Dairy 001
May 31, 2019

Land O'Lakes, Mars Wrigley Partner on Dairy Farm Emissions Project

Mars Wrigley and Land O’Lakes, Inc. are coming together in a pilot project that aims to move forward on-farm dairy sustainability with the hopes of reducing dairy greenhouse gas emissions.