7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

PEDV cause, new ag ed center, synthetic leaves, rural internet and city dogs

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

1. GMOs more than food. GMO derived human growth hormone? GMO cancer treatments? Yep, there's more to GMOs than just food production, as Monsanto's Robb Fraley explains. Fortune

2. PEDV cause. Reusable bulk containers could be a very plausible way PEDV entered the United States, USDA says, but definite proof is lacking. Farm Progress

3. No small feat. Researcher earns award for work on a synthetic leaf that can photosynthesize. Los Angeles Times

7 ag stories: PEDV cause, new ag ed center, synthetic leaves, rural internet and city dogs

4. Farmworker protections. EPA finalized its proposal to tighten pesticide regulations for farmworkers, though family farms are offered exemptions. Farm Futures

5. Rural clicks. Rural internet users are navigating to Facebook and Pinterest most often out of all social networking sites, according to Pew Research – and that could be pushing more sales from rural businesses. Daily Yonder

6. No cheese from prisoners. Foods made by companies using prison labor won't be on Whole Foods' shelves after complaints from customers. NPR

7. Gift for new ag center. A Fair Oaks-inspired agriculture education center in Wisconsin just received a large gift from Minnesota's Land O'Lakes for a 'Birthing Barn.' Wisconsin State Journal/Sheboygan Press

And your bonus:

Farm dogs. Gotta love 'em. Except when they get hurt and have to become a "city dog" for 10 days. Farm Progress

P.S. It's a couple weeks old, but the "Craziest thing we've seen on Twitter lately" award goes to…


See a new installment of '7 ag stories you might have missed' every Friday at 2 p.m. on Farm Futures and Farm Progress sites. And as always, keep up throughout the week with daily ag news and grain market updates by visiting us on Twitter or Facebook.


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