LINCOLN — Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 2.56 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

LINCOLN — “Global Economic Growth and Agricultural Trade: Prospects, Policies and Perspectives” is the focus of a free symposium June 4 at the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. Ninth St. in Lincoln.

LINCOLN — The sign-up for assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Watershed Protection program has been extended to June 10, according to Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Craig Derickson.

GRAND ISLAND — Chief Industries Inc. has announced Beth Frerichs as the director of marketing and communications. She will oversee marketing, corporate communications, branding and loyalty programs for all subsidiaries and divisions of Chief.