7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Pork Expo attendance, wheat harvest underway in U.S. and British vote looms.

Need a quick catch up on the news? Here are seven agricultural stories you might have missed this week.

1.Kansas net farm income dropped 96% to $4,568 in 2015, according to K-State’s Kansas Farm Management Association. In south central Kansas, net farm income was a negative $10,000. – Wichita Eagle

2. Wheat harvest is underway. Good yields and test weights have been reported in northern Oklahoma. In north Texas, excess rain hurt the crop. – Farm Futures

3. Members of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food are calling on Congress to act on a national labeling standard. – Farm Futures

Egypt's ergot rule raises consumer prices, SAFE coalition asks for action and LOL and Winfield invest in info-tainment.

4. A USDA report said Egypt’s zero-tolerance policy on ergot fungus in wheat is raising costs for Egyptian consumers. – Reuters

5. British citizens vote June 23 on whether or not to remain in the European Union. A recent poll found 38% of farmers favor staying in the EU, 34% favor leaving and 28% are undecided. – Farm Futures

6. Land O’Lakes and Winfield have invested $12 million into the Winfield Crop Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms near Winemac, Ind. The facility offers an interactive look at crops, crop production and crop technology. – Farm Futures

7. The Vermont Department of Agriculture has announced a series of public hearings on the final draft of new agricultural rules designed to protect water quality. The legislature passed the Vermont Clean Water Act last June. The act requires voluntary water quality practices become mandatory. – WAMC Northeast Public Radio

And your bonus:

More than 20,000 people, including 1,100 international guests from 35 countries, visited the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.  The trade show involved 435 commercial exhibits from 10 countries. – Farm Futures

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