7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Estate tax, TPA and trade, Ukraine takeover, drought PR and Congressional humor

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

1. Estate Tax issues. As the House voted this week to repeal the estate tax, some question if it's hurrying the transfer of farms. Fortune

2. TPA returns, but has some hurdles. Long-awaited Trade Promotion Authority legislation surfaces. Farm Futures

3. Glyphosate-cancer risk. IARC’s glyphosate review didn't consider the full collection of studies on the topic, some scientists point out. Farm Press commentary

7 ag stories you might have missed this week: Estate tax, TPA and trade, Ukraine takeover, drought PR and Congressional humor

4. Plot to take over the world. Russia says Western investment in Ukraine’s farms is not a plan to boost Ukraine's economy, it's a push toward making it an agrarian country. Washington Post

5. Milk, butter futures mount comeback. Dairy derivatives hit the market to help hedge against volatility caused in part by current trade embargoes. Economist

6. Water use PR. With the negative press surrounding ag's water use in California, farmers mount a PR campaign. Sacramento Bee

7. Organic rising. USDA estimates a 250% increase in the number of organic farmers since 2002. Farm Futures

And your bonus:

Let it go. Usually it's a spirited discussion that riles a committee hearing, but not this week, thanks to our Ag Committee friend Sen. Pat Roberts. CNBC

I think I have shared something like this before, but c'mon, it's a goat grazing business!

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