Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. World Soil Day. The UN FAO on Friday celebrated 'World Soy Day' to kick off the start of UN's Year of Soils, 2015. Farm Futures
2. Beef supply. It’s been an expensive year to eat beef, and 2015 doesn’t look any cheaper. Bloomberg Businessweek
3. Section 179 action. Following a House vote to approve a one-year extension of higher Section 179 expensing levels and other tax extenders, we've rounded up latest coverage on the topic. Farm Progress
4. Lab-grown milk. Can science replace a cow? Modern Farmer
5. Hawaiian GMO taxes. The mayor of a Hawaiian county has vetoed a bill that would have approved higher taxes on lands used for biotech research. The Garden Island
6. More time for MPP. USDA this week again extended the deadline for farmers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Protection Program. The deadline is now Dec. 19. Farm Progress
7. Port slowdown a real problem. Continuing labor concerns on the West Coast have agriculture shippers in a bind. The Seattle Times
And your bonus:
Well, that's one way to protest wolf attacks on sheep. Reuters
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