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7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

DDGs, GM labeling, animal antibiotics, rural investment and waters of the U.S.

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

1. Export dilemma. While the GMO food labeling is hot in the states, China wants to be sure its imported DDGs are also free of GMOs. Farm Futures

2. Vegans, rejoice. Meat prices are up, veggies down. Wall Street Journal

3. GM labeling. Iowa paper posts GMO labeling commentary that ruffles feathers in corn country. Des Moines Register

(For more on the GMO labeling debate, follow our four-part series: All the GMO Info. And Then a Little More.)

DDGs, GM labeling, animal antibiotics, rural investment and waters of the U.S.: 7 ag stories you might have missed this week

4. FDA oversight ruling. An appeals court this week says FDA doesn't have to issue an outright ban on antibiotics fed to livestock, and can instead pursue its voluntary reduction directives. Food Safety News

5. Fly farm. We've seen studies and some interest on feeding growing populations with insects – but some are taking it to the next level. Business Insider

6. Rural investment. USDA this week announced a plan to improve private investment in rural infrastructure projects. Feedstuffs

7. More EPA meetings. Legislators met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this week to hash out differences on new "waters of the U.S." proposal. Again. The Hill

And your bonus:

'Like flying to the moon on battery power' says a Farm Press blogger of trying to feed the world without genetic engineering.

What would it have been like to have one of these as a kid?!

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