Recent Stories by Wyatt Bechtel
Jun 11, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
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).
May 16, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
The hit television show and book series Game of Thrones has more connections to agriculture than one would think for a fantasy series that features dragons and ice zombies.
May 14, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
Tyson Foods and the state of Utah have announced plans for the meat packer to bring a new $300 million further processing plant for beef and pork to the Salt Lake City-area.
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 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 29, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act of 2019 has the support of presidential candidates and could reshape how agricultural checkoffs operate, something animal rights groups see as a win.
Mar 20, 2019 by Wyatt Bechtel
Requirements on removal and disposal dead livestock are being temporarily eased in Nebraska after last week’s blizzard and flooding, along with an easing on travel restrictions for vehicles helping with flood relief.
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 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 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.