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05/28/2021

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LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- A group of seed and agrichemical companies have mostly taken over cleanup and remediation efforts from the state of Nebraska for an ethanol plant contaminated with their pesticides after the plant mishandled treated corn seed disposal.

05/28/2021

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LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Federal attorneys for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argue the use of structures to maintain the navigation channel on a 195-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, to Cairo, Illinois, complies with the Rivers and Harbors Act in reply to a lawsuit alleging mismanagement of the channel.

05/28/2021

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LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Five years after the Trump administration dropped the planned listing of the lesser prairie chicken in the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced a proposed rule to reverse course.

The proposal was met with disappointment from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Public Lands Council, who said on Friday that progress toward protecting the species was being made through voluntary conservation measures.

05/27/2021

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LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- The number of accidents and injuries in confined agriculture spaces was down in 2020 compared to 2019, and the number of fatalities came in below historical averages, according to a new report from Purdue University's agricultural and biological engineering department.

05/27/2021

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Editor's Note: This is an update to DTN's previous story on this federal court ruling, posted here: https://www.dtnpf.com/….

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05/26/2021

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OMAHA (DTN) -- Mike Schultz, a western Kansas cow-calf producer and chair of R-CALF USA's committee to re-establish country-of-origin labeling, sees too much timidness right now among cattlemen's groups and policymakers when it comes to dealing with unfair cattle markets.

"There are a lot of things that aren't being addressed right now," Schultz said. But, he added, "There's also a lot of fear of retaliation for cattle feeders if they say something."

05/26/2021

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I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of living through history and seeing the beef industry deteriorate. In August 2019, we saw the Tyson Foods packing plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas. Then, our world was tossed upside down by COVID-19, and now we've been given the beauty of kissing the muddy goat of 2021.

05/25/2021

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (DTN) -- Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George said she thinks monetary policymakers will keep interest rates low and will continue buying Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities until there's more data on the myriad ways the economy is recovering from the pandemic.

George highlighted issues in the U.S. economy as inflation is growing faster than at any point over the past decade and is drawing increasing attention from policymakers.

05/25/2021

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OMAHA (DTN) -- With areas of the High Plains already in severe drought and weather forecasts calling for worsening drought in some parts of the region, the strategic culling of cows is vitally important. With forages and feedstuffs in limited supply, many cow-calf producers will need to reduce their herd size in order to weather these uncertain times.

05/25/2021

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Senior EPA officials deliberately mishandled the agency's 2018 registration decision for three dicamba herbicides -- FeXapan, XtendiMax, and Engenia -- according to the agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG).