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MORATORIUM PROPOSED

Dickinson County in northwest Iowa, by asking for a temporary moratorium on new, large-scale livestock farms, “could become the next battleground” over massive feedlots, says the Des Moines Register. Tourism is an economic driver in the county, home to large lakes lined by resort homes. The county says a surge in large livestock farms threatens… read more

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CATTLE RUSTLING

One of the oldest Wild West crimes, cattle rustling, has been making a comeback in Oklahoma in recent years, with major culprits being methamphetamine addicts selling stolen livestock to pay for their drug habits.

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CATTLE HERD

U.S. cattle herd expanded in 2014 for the first time in 8 years, offering hope to consumers that beef prices could start to subside after soaring to a series of records.

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BEEF CHECKOFF

Under a new attempt for harmony over the beef checkoff program, the proposed $2 per head fee would be put to a nationwide referendum among cattle producers, says DTN. The $2 checkoff would be double the current rate and would require congressional action.

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Methane Controls

The Obama administration on Friday unveiled a strategy to reduce methane emissions from agriculture and the oil, gas and coal industries. The Agriculture and Energy Departments are charged with cutting methane from agriculture, largely from cattle flatulence and manure.  Voluntary programs that would speed the adoption of methane digesters have been proposed.

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