Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. GMO labeling. Efforts to label GMOs failed in both Oregon and Colorado this week, as a GMO cultivation ban passes in Hawaii's Maui County. Reuters
2. EPA control. Incoming Senate Majority Leaders Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says one of his top priorities is to rein in the EPA. The Hill
3. Monsanto's new image. Monsanto is working to bridge a gap with consumers in new ads. St. Louis Public Radio
4. Food trends of 2015. Smoked and fermented foods are likely to be big winners – and folks will be taking a closer look at nutrition labels. Chicago Tribune
5. El Niño disappearing. Odds of an El Niño are slipping away, according to information out this week from the National Climatic Data Center. Discover
6. Gauging interest in 'drones.' Farm Industry news takes a look at unmanned aerial vehicle headlines and the results of its latest poll on farmer interest in UAVs. Farm Industry News
7. New beef checkoff. USDA is seeking input on a second beef checkoff until Dec. 10. Beef Producer
And your bonus:
Harvesting hope. When a serious Friday night football injury sends an Illinois farm family to stay with their son in a Chicago hospital, neighbors harvest the family's fields. Yahoo Sports
Who can relate?