Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. Ag spending bills move on. The Senate marked up its agricultural spending bill this week, offering a few changes from the House version. Feedstuffs
2. GMO labeling legislation. The House Ag Committee this week approved a bill to provide for a national GMO labeling standard. Farm Futures
3. Are GMOs safe? To some, it’s a question that's been answered. Others aren't so sure. Slate
4. Icelandic cow shortage. Ever heard of skyr? It's the end-product that's starting a debate in Iceland about imported cows. NPR
5. E. coli update. Food safety specialists again highlight proper cooking, handling techniques in CDC's latest E. coli update. Food Safety News
6. Necessity, the mother of invention. Several new innovations in ag have popped up or gaining in popularity due to the California drought. Wall Street Journal
7. Large scale organic and sustainability. One study says large-scale organic isn't providing the GHG-saving benefits hoped for … yet. Farm Progress
And your bonus:
You can't make this stuff up. Cow on the lam in Poland is finally caught two years after she escaped her pasture. AP
A plug for the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act. Nick Offerman (a.k.a Daniel Frances, Food Expert) runs a pizza farm in this project with the American Heart Association on Funny or Die.
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
7/10: Greek issues, worrying bullish beef markets and supporting the deep fryer
6/26: School lunch contraband, Bundy Ranch, 2,4-D and three little pigs
6/19: Speed milking, robotic grocery store and aggie ballet
6/12: COOL, anti-GMO Oregon county; and 'Giggles' for mayor