7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Chipotle's beef sourcing, ag's role in carbon control, El Nino preparedness and the smell of bacon

Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm news stories you might have missed this week.

1. Climate plan puts price on carbon. Farmers are seeing benefits from California's cap and trade system to curb carbon pollution. The New York Times

2. GMO no? Two counties have approved laws banning cultivation of GM crops – will it be enough to spark federal action? Farm Futures

3. Australian beef meets Chipotle demand. Chipotle is turning to Australia to meet its demands for grassfed beef as its restaurant count grows. Beef Central

7 ag stories you might have missed: Chipotle's beef sourcing, ag's role in carbon control, El Nino preparedness and the smell of bacon

4. Staying ahead of El Nino. Asian governments are attempting to head off the potential agricultural impact of an expected El Nino with farmer education tools. Reuters

5. Drought drives goat demand. Business is booming for "goat operators" in California, where drought has driven demand for four-legged firefighters. KTVU

6. Online farm bill tools on the way. Universities have been selected for USDA funding to build online tools that help farmers understand the options available to them in the 2014 Farm Bill. Farm Progress

7. Super sniffers. Ever wished detecting spoiled or contaminated food could be more reliable? Canine and electronic sniffers are a few options. Growing Produce, USA Today

And your bonus:

Could you do it? A 125-lb. Nebraska woman ate two huge steak dinners – including nine pounds of meat – in record time at the famous Big Texan Steakhouse last weekend. Texas Monthly

This video is for the science nerds: What makes bacon smell so delicious?

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