Need a quick catch up on the news? Here are seven agricultural stories you may have missed this week.
1. The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on the in-crop use of dicamba herbicide on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans to May 31. – Farm Futures
2. Army veteran Eric Grandon of West Virginia says working the ground helped him work through his PTSD. He raises broccoli, kale, spinach, sweet pepper, watermelon and other crops. – USDA blog
3. Britain votes in June whether or not to stay in the European Union. Farmers are trying to decide if it’s better to stay in the EU or go. – Farm Futures
4. A new report by the policy research group California Institute for Rural Studies found that a number of farmworkers in the state have hunger and diet-related health problems. – Mother Jones
5. The need to fix the nation’s immigration system and continue to invest in agricultural research emerged as issues during a third Focus on the Farm Economy hearing April 27 in the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research. – Farm Futures
6. The Australian government blocked a Chinese-led group from buying the nation’s largest private land holding, a collection of ranches with a land mass bigger than South Korea. – The Salt Lake Tribune
7. Three experts share their perspectives on how to put “big data” to work on the farm. – Farm Futures.
And your bonus:
British ESA astronaunt Tim Peake shares a unique view of earth. – USA Today