7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Farmers' 2015 planting intentions, beef smuggling, ugly fruits, women in ag and GMO labels

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

1. Less corn, more soybeans. Farm Futures' planting estimates show farmers expecting to put in 87.25 million acres of soybeans this spring. Farm Futures

2. Beef smuggling. "Huge amounts" of U.S. beef are continuing to bypass Chinese import regulations. Reuters

3. Water quality on the farm. This three-part series takes a look at what's next in on-farm water regulations. Farm Futures

4. Missing out on drones? French farmers have been capitalizing on drone power since 2012, when commercial flights were first regulated. Bloomberg

Farmers' 2015 planting intentions, beef smuggling, ugly fruits, women in ag and GMO labels

5. Pretty prejudice. We're throwing away tons of fruits and veggies for not being pretty enough. Washington Post Commentary

6. #WomenInAg. USDA celebrated National Ag Day with a look at the role of women farmers. Farm Progress

7. "Requiring disclosure"?  GMO apples and potatoes OK, but labels under consideration. Wall Street Journal

And your bonus:

Lost livestock? Animal science major develops an app for that. Charleston Daily Mail

In case you want to follow along … #plant15

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