7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Syngenta-Monsanto merger, winter wheat tour 2015, 'cheaper' Whole Foods and the Hamburglar

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

1. Syngenta-Monsanto merger. A Syngenta-Monsanto merger was again dismissed Friday morning after swirling rumors last year and earlier this month. Farm Futures

2. Winter wheat update. The Kansas Wheat Tour 2015 returned decent numbers for the wheat crop, despite rumblings of drought damage. Kansas Farmer

3. Bok-bok means something? Researchers record clucks, coos and ‘snicks’ to learn how chickens feel. Wall Street Journal

7 ag stories you might have missed: Syngenta-Monsanto merger, winter wheat tour 2015, 'cheaper' Whole Foods and the Hamburglar

4. GMO labeling update. Food manufacturers have appealed a court decision earlier this month regarding Vermont's statewide GMO labeling law, the first of its kind in the U.S. Feedstuffs

5. Better cattle breeding. Farmers in Zimbabwe are using new resources to learn how to breed a more efficient crossbred cow. Reuters

6. More millennial marketing. Whole Foods this week announced plans to cater to younger generations while still focusing on organic with a lower-cost chain. USA Today

7. Speaking of organics. Are they safer and healthier? USDA's organic chief won't say. Washington Post

And your bonus:

New 'Hamburglar' McDonald's latest representation of the 'Hamburglar' is getting mixed reactions. But maybe he'll help them sell more beef? Chicago Tribune

Drones and dogs watch for laurel wilt in avocado groves. CBS

7 ag stories you might have missed this week


See a new installment of '7 ag stories' every Friday at 2 p.m. on Farm Futures and Farm Progress sites. And as always, keep up throughout the week with daily ag news and grain market updates by visiting us on Twitter or Facebook.


Browse the '7 ag stories' archives
5/1: Goat giveaway, bird flu biosecurity, fried foods and farm equipment tech tinkering
4/24: TPA on a roll, 'alternative' crops, and Neil Young on Monsanto
4/17: Estate tax, Ukraine takeover, drought PR and Congressional humor
4/10: Organic checkoff, ag's plastic problem, water regs and bizarre animal transportation

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