7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Pink soybeans, glowing chickens, blender pumps and the truth about wheat

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

1. Food safety regs. FDA release the first two of its final FSMA regulations this week. Farm Futures

2. Pink soybeans. Treated soybeans raise money for breast cancer in South Dakota. Argus Leader

3. Blender pumps coming. 21 states will get ethanol blender pumps under USDA grants. Farm Progress

4. Truck weights. Heavier trucks will help American expansion and move more ag goods, according to sponsors of a new bill.

5. Glow-in-the-dark … chickens? UK researchers are working on chickens resistant to bird flu. Reuters

Pink soybeans, glowing chickens, blender pumps and the truth about wheat

6. Sneaky armyworms. Researchers find caterpillars' feces collect in the corn plant and trick the plant into lowering defenses against insects. Farm Futures

7. GMO crackdown. China is cracking down on illegal GMO soybeans found growing in the nation's top production areas. Reuters

And your bonus:

Ruffling feathers. Owner of chicken that disrupted traffic this week in California claims the bird. AP

Gluten explained. The Truth About Wheat video, aired on PBS, invites dietitians and wheat experts to explain gluten intolerance.


See a new installment of '7 ag stories you might have missed' 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.


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8/21: Milk labeling, farmers and the Internet, Scotty McCreery sells for $61k
8/14: New nitrogen tools, 'Family Farms' label and picturesque wheat harvest

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