7 things you may have missed this week

7 things you may have missed this week

New Pork Board CEO, Supreme Court ruling and lawsuit in North Dakota.

Need a quick catch up on the news? Here are seven agricultural stories you might have missed this week.

1. Farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency and participating insurance providers approved by the Risk Management Agency can provide the common information from their acreage reports at one office and the information will be electronically shared with the other location. – Farm Futures

Corn planting, Culvers and E.coli in the news.

2. The North Dakota Farm Bureau is filing a federal lawsuit against North Dakota challenging the state’s corporate farming law. Voters in the state head to the polls June 14 to decide whether or not to uphold corporate farming law exemptions passed by lawmakers. – Grand Forks Herald

3. Corn planting advanced 18% last week, climbing to 94% planted as of May 29, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report released Tuesday. Almost three-quarters of the nation’s crop, 74%, is rated good or excellent. – Farm Futures

4. William J. Even, joins the National Pork Board as its new CEO on June 6. He most recently worked as global industry relations lead for DuPont Pioneer. From 2007 to 2010, he was South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture. – Farm Futures

5. Department of Defense researchers announced last month a Pennsylvania woman was sick with an antibiotic-resistant strain of E.coli. It was the first time the bacteria was identified in the United States. – PBS Newshour

6. The Supreme Court ruled in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. that landowners may challenge the Corps’ jurisdictional determination specifying that a piece of property contains a water of the United States. – Farm Futures

7. More than 550 Culver’s restaurants across 23 states sold more than 48,000 scoops of fresh frozen custard during the second annual Scoops of Thanks Day on May 5, raising $56,500 for agricultural education. – Farm Futures

And your bonus:

Ukraine’s new agriculture minister, Taras Kutoviy, says he will be a champion for small farmers. – KyivPost

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