Residents of tiny Lone Jack, MO, are fighting a proposal by a local ranch to expand its feedlot from around 600 cows to nearly 7,000. It is the latest in a series of communities pushing back against a national trend toward concentrated animal agriculture. (No paywall)
The Agriculture Department announced $314 million in grants and loans to 141 projects to improve water and wastewater systems in rural communities. The largest loan was $46 million to North Alamo Water Supply Corp. in Edinburg, in southern Texas, for a water-improvement project.