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7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

WRRDA passage, school lunch standoff, drought's impacts and the making of an Arby's brisket

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

1. Water resources awaits Presidential signature. The Senate and House this week, with the support of ag groups, passed legislation to improve waterways infrastructure. Farm Futures

2. Not much progress on TPP? Recent discussion on the Trans Pacific Partnership centers mostly on if the deal will ever be done. Wall Street Journal

3. More pressure on school lunch regs. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said this week the agency is focused on adding flexibility to the program, but gutting it isn't an option. Farm Progress

WRRDA passage, school lunch standoff, drought's impacts and the making of an Arby's brisket

4. Is PEDV really impacting slaughter numbers? The pork industry is at a critical juncture, but several economic indicators may help sort out its future. National Hog Farmer

5. So that's why they wanted guns. USDA is out to get feral swine. And they have weapons. Reuters

6. Yelp helps NYC track foodborne illnesses. Yelp restaurant reviews aren't just for selecting a new place to eat. Businessweek

7. California rice headed for price increase. Western drought conditions will impact prices of California rice the most, a panel of food and farm specialists said this week. Sacramento Bee

And your bonus:

Set your DVR. Arby's is planning to show some Minnesota TV viewers exactly how its signature brisket is prepared. AdWeek

Missouri Farm Bureau has been doing a little parody making lately to raise awareness of the American Farm Bureau's Ditch the Rule campaign. (Don't know what "the rule" is? Click here to catch up.)

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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