7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

GMO labeling in the South, tech in ag, COOL appeal potential and where FFA members meet

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

1. GMO labeling expands. GMO labeling policies are being closely watched in the northeast and northwest, but they're starting to appear in southern states also. Farm Press

2. Youth support. Ag needs more young, diverse people, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack told FFA members at National Convention and Expo. Farm Progress

3. Tech in ag. Australian universities partner on "living laboratory" to gather data on farm animals, vineyards and oysters. BBC

4. Softer land prices. Once-hot farmland markets are cooling this fall, but still holding at levels higher than expected. Reuters

GMO labeling in the South, tech in ag, COOL appeal potential and where FFA members meet

5. Ag transport woes continue. Delayed harvest has exacerbates transportation issues. Feedstuffs

6. No COOL appeal before January. USDA's Vilsack says if the U.S. Trade Representative decides to appeal the WTO's ruling against Country of Origin Labeling, it won't be this year. Farm Futures

7. Fast-track unlikely. A policy that would allow quicker approval of key trade deals like the TPP is unlikely, business groups say. (Extra: Background on fast-track) The Hill

And your bonus:

Costly concoction. How about a $25 corn dog with cheese, jalapenos and bacon? It's pretty popular with AZ Diamondback fans, it turns out. ESPN

Wheat harvest ride-along. Canadian personality Rick Mercer rides along with a Canadian farm family during wheat harvest.

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