Recent Stories by Wyatt Bechtel
May 17, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
A fraud case that has already netted guilty pleas from a grain broker and three Nebraska farmers has also forced a Missouri farmer to plead guilty to involvement in fraudulently selling organic grain.
May 16, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to protect and expand rural broadband access along with encouraging investment in high-speed internet.
May 06, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act has been introduced in the House of Representatives and is yet another legislative proposal that offers fixes for livestock haulers regarding hours of service rules.
May 01, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act has been reintroduced by a bipartisan group of Senators and could provide some fixes to hours of service requirements for livestock haulers.
Apr 30, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
A bill has recently been signed into law in Oklahoma that will prohibit deceptive or misleading labeling of meat products, and in essence prevents cell cultured or plant based products from using meat terms.
Apr 19, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
DeLaval's OptiDuo robotic feed refresher both pushes and mixes feed for cattle.
Apr 15, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
The White House is moving forward in the "race to 5G" and is also investing more money into rural broadband, helping better connect underserved areas of the country.
Apr 12, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
After accepting payments for approving USDA loans for cash payments, a former Farm Service Agency loan officer will spend two years in federal prison.
Mar 14, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
Farmers, ranchers and industry groups went to social media to spread the word that National Ag Day was happening on March 14.
Mar 14, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
All agriculture haulers could be exempted from using electronic logging devices (ELD) if the latest version of the Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 advances through Congress.
Mar 12, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
The move by National Beef – the fourth largest beef packer in the U.S. – to purchase Iowa Premium adds additional 1,100 head per day of packing capacity to the company.
Mar 07, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will both be involved in regulatory oversight of cell-culture food originating from livestock and poultry, also known as "fake meat."
Mar 06, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
Agriculture groups view the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves as a “conservation success story” and conservationists call it another “relentless assault on wildlife protections.”
Mar 04, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
A farmer and a farm worker are on probation after applying liquid manure onto a field that resulted in runoff into a nearby stream. The farm was fined $50,000.
Feb 25, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
Air quality specialist Frank Mitloehner discusses why the EAT-Lancet study and Green New Deal need to be viewed as concerns for agriculture and if limiting the consumption of animal products lowers GHG emission.