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7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Hawaii's GMO feud, RFS delay, ag tourism, Russian ag import ban and how hamburgers are made

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

1. Big crops still expected. Farmers are gearing up to harvest record crops this fall, if weather holds, according to the latest Farm Futures survey. Farm Futures

2. Ag tourism is hot. Tourists are still flocking to wineries, pumpkin patches, pick-your-own fields and farm stands, contributing to the expansion of ag tourism and farmers' revenue. Associated Press

3. GMO debate lively in Hawaii. GMO issue spurs candidates to seek election, but it's ugly out there. Honolulu Civil Beat

4. Russian retaliation. Russian ag import ban an 'opportunity' for the country's farmers, official says. Farm Futures

Hawaii's GMO feud, RFS delay, ag tourism, Russian ag import ban and how hamburgers are made: 7 ag stories you might have missed this week

5. No GMOs for wildlife refuges. National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out GMOs, neonicotinoids in programs meant to provide food for wildlife. Associated Press

6. There's no flying in drone school. If the FAA says there's to be no commercial UAV flights, how will students learn to fly? Wall Street Journal

7. RFS delay. EPA is 8 months behind on the RFS, "leaving investors wary about the government’s commitment to the program." Bloomberg

And your bonus:

The world's most expensive hot dog. Topped with Kobe beef and lobster and soaked in vintage cognac, more than 1,000 people have already forked over $100 to taste this "top dog." NY Daily News

How is it made? The American Meat Institute has an answer for you when it comes to how pre-packed hamburger patties are made. Beef Producer

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