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**The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America's cattle markets.

According to www.agrimarketing.com, AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Oregon’s Ron Wyden.

The bill focuses on ensuring robust regionally negotiated cash trade and providing producers with more pricing information.

www.agrimarketing.com/s/135192

**As more companies offer to pay farmers for practices that help sequester carbon, contracts offering an extra $5 to $20 per acre look enticing, but the company you sign up with may determine the steps you take on leased farm ground.

Precision ag consultant, Steve Cubbage tells

www.agweb.com, there obviously are going to be a myriad of legal questions. because a lot of these carbon contracts are lengthy.

Depending on the company and the state, you may need to make ensure you have authority from the landowner and all stakeholders before signing a contract.

www.agweb.com/news/business/conservation/carbon-contract-conundrum?mkt

**A tree from the North Coast of California will serve as the NEXT official U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

The Six Rivers National Forest, based in Eureka, has been chosen to provide the tree, which will be placed on the west lawn of the Capitol in early December.

It’s the first time a tree from the Six Rivers forest has been selected, and the fifth time the Capitol Christmas tree has come from California.