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World's Largest Cattle-Feeding Operation Being Acquired by Pinnacle Asset Management

OMAHA (DTN) -- JBS USA has announced the sale of the world's largest cattle-feeding operation, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, to affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management LP, in a sale valued at approximat... Read More

Grant funding offered in Kansas, Nebraska for wood-based biochar

The Kansas Forest Service and Nebraska Forest Service have partnered with private industry to form the Great Plains Biochar Initiative. The result is grant funding available for biochar development. Biochar is a carbon-rich organic product with mu... Read More

Iowa Group Calls for Ban on New Livestock Facilities

A group in Iowa wants state lawmakers to ban the construction of animal confinements until Iowa’s water quality is significantly improved. With ties to the Humane Society of the United States, the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture is ask... Read More

Report: Trump Falling Behind on USDA Nominees

President Donald Trump has nominated just seven of the 13 Agriculture Department positions that require Senate confirmation. The Senate has confirmed just four nominations, being Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Deputy Secretary Steve Censky an... Read More

*Audio* Gov. Ricketts Announces Red Willow as Newest Livestock Friendly County

MCCOOK – Governor Pete Ricketts named Red Willow County as the newest county in Nebraska, and the first one this year, to be designated a Livestock Friendly County (LFC).  The LFC program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture ... Read More

Argentine drought seen cutting corn crop by up to 3.7 mln tonnes

BUENOS AIRES-(Reuters) - The drought in the heart of Argentina's Pampas grains belt is expected to reduce corn yields and cut up to 3.7 million tonnes from the projected 2017/18 harvest, local analysts said on Wednesday. Argentina, the world's No.... Read More

Research Examines Conservation Reserve Land

OMAHA (DTN) -- A study published this week contributes more details than previous reports on biomass crops most suited to bioenergy feedstock use and what long-term factors may affect their growth. A new long-term analysis conducted by 26 researcher... Read More

Senator Briese Introduces Property Tax Relief Proposal

Lincoln, NE - Senator Tom Briese of Albion announced today that he has introduced a bill that will put Nebraska on a path to reducing over-reliance on property taxes and adequately funding education in the state. Briese said, “This bill represents ... Read More

A Guy You Want on Your Side

He was named “the most dangerous man on the planet” by environmental activists in 2003 when his face appeared on a “wanted” poster at a global warming conference he was attending in Milan, Italy. Fifteen years later, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okl... Read More

Wildland fire risk is above normal in central, southern Plains

The central and southern Plains, including much of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have a higher than usual potential of wildland fire through April, according to Kansas State University scientists and a government organization that assesses such risks. ... Read More

Roberts Introduces Kansan C.J. Mahoney at Hearing to Become Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced C.J. Mahoney, originally from Russell, Kan., at his nomination hearing to become Deputy United States Trade Representative. “I overw... Read More