Article: AgweekTV Full Show: The cattle market, a treasure trove, crops deteriorate and weed and pest control

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AgweekTV Full Show: The cattle market, a treasure trove, crops deteriorate and weed and pest control

AgweekTV, 26 June 2021

Coming up on AgweekTV we will discuss the ag committee holding a hearing on the possible manipulation and anti-competitive practices in the cattle market. We’ll visit an old dairy farm that converts to a treasure trove once a year. We will see crops continue to deteriorate in the region except for Nebraska. Finally, we will discuss the drought and heat making weed and pest control a real challenge this season.

THE SENATE AG COMMITTEE HOLDS A HEARING ON POSSIBLE MANIPULATION AND ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN THE CATTLE MARKET. ONCE YEAR THIS OLD DAIRY FARM CONVERTS TO A TREASURE TROVE, ATTRACTING JUNK LOVERS FROM FAR AND WIDE. Crops continue to deteriorate in the region except for Nebraska. Continue reading “Article: AgweekTV Full Show: The cattle market, a treasure trove, crops deteriorate and weed and pest control”

Article: Seller’s market tied to lumber shortage

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Seller’s market tied to lumber shortage

News Channel Nebraska, 02 June 2021

NORFOLK — Demand for renovations and new homes is hot. “There’s a lot of people who realize they don’t like their house when they were stuck in it in the pandemic,” Erica Daake, manager at Whitecliff Developments said.

Daake has two new housing developments going on at the same time. Realtors are agreeing; in this market, consumers must be aggressive. “It either has so many offers it’s gone tomorrow, or it’s gone so fast no one sees it,” Steve Osborn, Dover Realtor, said. He’s never seen such a burning market in Norfolk in all the decades he’s worked here. Continue reading “Article: Seller’s market tied to lumber shortage”

Article: Local expert explains meatpacking industry concerns

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Local expert explains meatpacking industry concerns

Emily Tabar, 27 May 2021

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt released a letter last week about his concerns in the meatpacking industry. A local expert in the beef supply chain explains those concerns and what they hope to see change.

If you’re headed to the grocery store this memorial day weekend, expect to pay more at the meat counter. “We’ve let it go on for too long, and now we’re at the point now, it’s become a huge problem,” said Jeff Hazaleus, owner of Durant Stockyards.

Hazaleus said market manipulation by meatpackers has gone on for a while, but has become more clear this past year. Continue reading “Article: Local expert explains meatpacking industry concerns”

Article: Alliance Man Sentenced for Federal Financial Crime Convictions

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Alliance Man Sentenced for Federal Financial Crime Convictions

News Release, 23 March 2021

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Randall W. Hillman, 70, of Alliance, was sentenced Tuesday in Lincoln, Nebraska, by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf for possession of device making equipment and using or trafficking in an unauthorized access device. Hillman was sentenced to 3 years’ probation, $5,500 in fines, $36,566 in restitution, and a $200 special assessment. There is no parole in the federal system. Continue reading “Article: Alliance Man Sentenced for Federal Financial Crime Convictions”

Article: Green Plains sues ADM, alleging ethanol market manipulation

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Green Plains sues ADM, alleging ethanol market manipulation

P.J. Huffstutter, 05 July 2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Green Plains Inc, one of the biggest U.S. ethanol producers, sued Archer Daniels Midland Co on Tuesday, accusing the global grain trader of manipulating the price of the biofuel to profit from its positions in the derivatives market.

Green Plains filed the proposed class action with the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, where it also claimed that senior ADM officials knew of the alleged manipulation. ADM told Reuters in an email statement that the company does not comment on pending litigation. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. It follows reporting by Reuters that ADM’s ethanol selling had led traders to complain to S&P Global Platts, which provides benchmark pricing for the physical ethanol contract at different U.S. delivery points. Continue reading “Article: Green Plains sues ADM, alleging ethanol market manipulation”

Article: Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

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Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

BOBBY ALLYN, 05 December 2019

Federal law enforcement officials have announced criminal charges against two Russian nationals who operate a hacking organization known as Evil Corp., a group officials say is responsible for one of the most sweeping banking fraud schemes in the past decade.

The criminal indictments were unsealed in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Lincoln, Nebraska, against Maksim Yakubets, 32, and Igor Turashev, 38, both of whom live in Russia. The duo are accused of bank and wire fraud and computer hacking, among other counts. Continue reading “Article: Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud”