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WICHITA – Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards in Leoti and Yuma, Colorado, to Omaha-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feed yards at Kismet and Hereford, Texas, according to a company release.

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  • By Brian Brus The Journal Record
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Andy Wooliver would prefer to not haul his crop of pumpkins from the field by hand this season. Fortunately, he knows a lot of customers are willing to pay to do it themselves.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Monday that voters can consider the so-called "Right to Farm" ballot initiative during the general election this fall, but some members of the state's highest court said state lawmakers should require that challenges to ballot measures be file…

  • By REX L. TROUTE rtroute@thehawkeye.com
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Ten thousand years ago, Iowa's fertile soil was created and started with 20 inches of topsoil. In the last 200 years, the state has lost 10 inches of that prime black gold.

  • By REX L. TROUTE rtroute@thehawkeye.com
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Hay typically is one of the only field crop harvested in the summer months in southeast Iowa. Several residents noticed an unusual crop being harvested last week in fields along Mason and Augusta Roads in Burlington.

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Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. A state-by-state look at renewable energy policies.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has lifted the last remaining quarantines on poultry farms that were infected with a deadly form of bird flu, officials announced Tuesday, marking a milestone in the state's recovery from an outbreak that cost its turkey and egg producers more than 9 million birds.

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  • By Roxana Hegeman Associated Press
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WICHITA - The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.

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Sept. 11-20 – Kansas State Fair – Hutchinson.Sept 24 – Beef Stocker Field Day – Manhattan – (785) 532-5427 or www.KSUbeef.orgSept. 29 – Ag Lenders Conference – Garden City – (785) 532-1504 or rvl@ksu.eduSept. 30 – Ag Lenders Conference – Manhattan-- (785) 532-1504 orrvl@ksu.eduOct. 9 – Agron…

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Frequent rains and the resultant soggy field conditions continued to keep producers from planting corn and other crops in some parts of the state, according to Texas A&M Extension Service personnel.

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  • By Tim Unruh Special to The News
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Change could be difficult for folks where water is so important, said Frank and Deborah Popper, but the East Coast academics stress that it’s necessary.

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  • By Bill Draper and John Hanna Associated Press
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Confusion over what types of waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act is driving an Environmental Protection Agency effort to clarify who has jurisdiction over those waters, EPA’s chief told a group of farm interests Thursday in Kansas City.

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OMAHA, Neb. — A backlog of grain shipments across the Great Plains has been reduced but not eliminated, so U.S. regulators are requiring BNSF and Canadian Pacific railroads to provide weekly updates on their efforts to catch up before harvest.

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DENTON, Texas - Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too.

  • JIM SUHR AP Business Writer
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ST. LOUIS - U.S. corn growers may surpass last year's record production despite lesser acreage devoted to the grain, but corn prices later in the year could edge lower, a federal report forecast Friday well ahead of an unpredictable summer.