7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

UAV-Ag research, wheat and ISIS, more pork and WTO cotton case

Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.

1. Ag research slowed by UAV rulemaking. Louisiana State University AgCenter official says FAA's sluggish rulemaking suppresses ag research at Universities. Farm Futures

2. Meat culture. Why are chicken, lamb, pork and beef the 'normal' meats? BBC

3. WTO cotton case settled. USDA, Brazil agree on terms for settling decade-long battle over cotton subsidies. Farm Press

4. Wheat and war. The United Nations estimates land under Islamic State control accounts for as much as 40% of Iraq's annual production of wheat. Reuters

UAV-Ag research, wheat and ISIS, more pork and WTO cotton case: 7 ag stories you might have missed this week

5. Age of organic. Organic farmers are more likely to be younger, engage in direct-to-consumer sales, USDA says. Farm Progress

6. More grain, more pork. Pork wounds heal as hog farmers gain from corn bust. Bloomberg

7. Wild horses and the BLM. "I counted 60 last night," Utah rancher Mark Wintch said. "If I put my cows out here, they'd starve." New York Times

And your bonus:

Cowboy vs. Olympians. South Dakota cowboy rehabs former racehorse to participate in America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred competition. Butte County Post

Here's a new trick to teach your cab buddy. (That is of course, if you aren't rained out.)

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