Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. Harvest of change. Digital report dives into family farming, rural economics and the factors that shape farming in today's world. Des Moines Register
2. Farm program details. USDA rolls out more details for the 2014 Farm Bill-authorized PLC and ARC programs. Farm Futures
3. Future conditions. Researchers use real-world climate modeling to determine how plants may grow years from now. The New York Times
4. Just add fungi. Scientists are discovering that microscopic fungi can help make food crops more abundant, less thirsty and more tolerant of rising temperatures. Kansas City Star
5. Better demand? Analysts say the Panama Canal expansion may improve competition for grain. Farm Futures
6. Middle East action impacts beef industry. Looking ahead toward the next 5-8 years, one of the wildcards regarding the beef industry and its prospects is the health status of the global economy. BEEF
7. Dr. Oz creates a stir, again. Dr. Oz aired a program this week discussing pesticide drift, but many say he got it wrong. (commentary) Farm Progress
And your bonus:
I guess that's one way to do it. Illinois city cooks 200 ft. bratwurst made with 120 pounds of meat. Charleston Daily Mail
Bumper crop! If you're on Twitter, you might have seen this gem, but it's too clever to pass up.
Size of US corn crop is bigger than first thought. pic.twitter.com/bkPz1zUGiS— Owen Brooks (@O__Brooks) September 22, 2014