Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. RFS news. EPA finalizes higher renewable fuel levels under RFS, but not high enough for many ethanol groups and too high for RFS opponents. Farm Progress
2. UAV registration details coming. A task force assigned to develop FAA UAV registration rules has returned its recommendations, though addition public comment will be considered before full rules are announced. Farm Futures
3. Bye bye bananas? The discussion about banana extinction has been around some time – and it continues with expectations that a banana-killing fungus will continue to threaten the $11 billion global banana trade with collapse. Quartz
4. The state of rural America. USDA report says rural areas are continuing to experience population loss and higher poverty rates than metro areas, though rural child poverty rate modestly declined in 2014.
5. Grant's Farm. The famed Clydesdale farm could soon become part of the St. Louis Zoo – or be turned into housing developments. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
6. Climate and food. A report released during this week's COP-21 finds that global food security will be significantly affected by climate change due to production, transportation and trade issues it creates. Farm Futures
7. More honeybee colonies. With the growing number of colonies, what's up with the 'beepocalypse'?
And your bonus:
Dream big. Southern Illinois farm family steps out on a limb to try cheesemaking. (See video below)
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.
Browse the '7 ag stories' archives
11/27: Enlist Duo, farm incomes, pardoning the turkey and #CowArt
11/13: Syngenta, Girl Scout cookies, cash rents, ag finances and Agritechnica
11/6: Vegan McDonalds and Guinness, Congress' worth, WOTUS and ag grad jobs
10/30: Tech in farm succession planning, 2016 farm financials, FFA convention