Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. Register soon. If you operate a UAV, Dec. 21 is the first day you can register with the FAA. Oh, and it's mandatory. Farm Futures
2. Wagyu profits. Economics are changing for production of the well-marbled Wagyu beef in Japan. Bloomberg
3. WOTUS whoops. GAO says EPA wrongly used social media in promoting the Waters of the U.S. comment period. Farm Futures
4. Land fight? North Carolina town's aversion to solar energy could actually be an aversion to farmland disappearance. Charlotte Observer
5. Spending/tax bills. There are some interesting provisions in the spending and tax bills going through Congress this week. Washington Post
6. Speaking of those bills. The Senate on Thursday actually passed the tax breaks and spending legislation approved earlier this week by the House – here are the basics. Farm Futures
7. Big yields. Winners were named this week in the NCGA Corn Yield Contest. Farm Progress
And your bonus:
Most of the information we spread online is quantifiably BS. An interesting read, especially when viewed through the lens of top issues in the ag and food world. (Note: Contains language) Quartz
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.
Browse the '7 ag stories' archives
12/11: Dow-DuPont, food industry and obesity, Chipotle and $6 gopher tails
12/4: UAV registration rules, RFS levels, Grant's Farm, and banana fungus
11/27: Enlist Duo, farm incomes, pardoning the turkey and #CowArt
11/13: Syngenta, Girl Scout cookies, cash rents, ag finances and Agritechnica