7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Dr. Oz, agriculture's 'big data' deal, leather car seats and Vilsack's tenure

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

1. GMO wheat settlement. Monsanto will pay nearly $2.4 million to wheat groups and farmers to settle dispute regarding 2013 GMO wheat discovery in Oregon. Farm Progress

2. 'Big Data' agreement reached. A coalition of ag groups and companies formed to discuss industry standards and protections for ″big data″ has finalized a standards document. Farm Futures

3. GMO debate. Biggest study on GMOs so far finds that GM crops have "large, widespread benefits." The Economist

4. The Dr. Oz gospel. Recent Dr. Oz TV segment suggests GMOs could usher in pesticide arms race. (commentary) Farm Press

Dr. Oz, agriculture's 'big data' deal, leather car seats and Vilsack's tenure

5. Leather seat crisis. Fewer cows means fewer hides to use for leather seats – a lesson the auto industry is learning. Business Insider

6. Stockpiling deal. U.S., India reach deal on food stockpiling; revive hopes for trade deal. The New York Times

7. Vilsack's tenure. Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as of Friday took the title for longest-serving ag secretary in 50 years. Des Moines Register

And your bonus:

Suburban Iowa resident gets push-back from corn crib gazebo. KCCI

This 11-year-old farmer tackles farm management decisions on his own. Texas Farm Bureau

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