7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Ag trade in Cuba, China's organic future, 2015 corn and soy planting projections and how not to fly a UAV

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

1. Onward to Cuba. Ag groups see chance to increase market share in Cuba, but they need Congress' cooperation first. Farm Progress

2. Making room. Schiefelbein Farms, Kimball, Minn., makes room for nine sons in the operation by making the pie bigger, not cutting it in smaller pieces. BEEF

3. China looks toward organic. After several food safety scandals, some Chinese believe organic demand will grow. CNBC

4. More soybeans, less corn. Record crops and low prices have farmers embracing change in 2015, according to the latest Farm Futures survey. Farm Futures

Ag trade in Cuba, China's organic future, 2015 corn and soy planting projections and how to not fly a UAV

5. Diets with less meat. Dietary guidelines are poised to trim recommended meat consumption levels, leaving some demand questions. The Washington Post

6. Agriculture investments. Financiers enter the farm game – but it's not without its own complexities. The Economist

7. Make 'em squeal! Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa, receives a hog-sized welcome gift on her first day in the U.S. Senate. And VP Biden gets her name wrong. ABC News

And your bonus:

Frugality first. One farmer's old truck becomes a daily driver for a co-op worker. And it's still going 38 years later. Road & Track

Video: If you get a UAV, don't be this guy. Or do be this guy, I guess. Either way – avoid water.

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