7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Pocket drones, tax extenders vote, pork popularity and unconventional cattle wrangling

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

1. House-passed spending bill. The 'cromnibus' includes several riders important to ag. Feedstuffs

2. Pocket drone. Developers of the mini UAV say its small size can still collect data, but at lighter weights, is safer to fly. BBC

3. Senate vote on tax extenders coming? Maybe in the next few days as Congress preps to clear out. Remember: the House-passed bill includes higher Section 179 expensing levels. MarketWatch

4. EQIP changes planned. USDA wants your input on changes to the Environmental Quality Incentives program. Farm Futures

Pocket drones, tax extenders vote, pork popularity and unconventional cattle wrangling: 7 ag stories you might have missed this week.

5. National GMO labeling. FDA and food industry stakeholders were invited to a House hearing this week to discuss merits of a national GMO labeling system. Farm Progress

6. Pork sandwiches for everyone! When it comes to sandwiches, 2014 was the year of the pig. Nation's Restaurant News

7. Soil pollution concern. China’s air and water pollution is more visible than its soil pollution and more often makes headlines, but it may not be the biggest problem. Bloomberg BusinessWeek

And your bonus:

Women in ag. "I think [now] people are going, 'I want somebody who's going to carry on the farm. So if it's the young lady ... awesome,'" says Mary Kraft, owner of Badger Creek Dairy, near Fort Morgan, Colo. NPR

Lenexa, Kan., police had an interesting day at work earlier this month. (First shared by our own Max Armstrong)

As always, keep up throughout the week with daily ag news and grain market updates by visiting us on Twitter or Facebook.

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