Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. USDA prospective plantings and grain stocks. U.S. farmers will plant less corn this spring and more soybeans, USDA confirmed Tuesday. Farm Futures
2. Immigration concerns continue. "Most people think of border and immigration issues as happening in the Southwest, but it's a real issue up here," says Mary Jo Dudley, who heads the Cornell Farmworker Program lead. LA Times
3. Farm bill options. Farmers must weigh two options for USDA farm programs as the April 7 deadline nears. Bloomberg
4. California drought. California tightens water regulations as no end to the drought is in sight. Farm Press
5. Ag technology in Africa. With internet access more common in Africa, apps are helping African farmers monitor cattle and improve crop planting. Reuters
6. Planting season farm safety reminder. Iowa farmer reflects on farm accident that left him with fewer toes and two prosthetic arms. Iowa City Press-Citizen
7. Easter reminder. Easter chicks make poor indoor pets. They also may end up as dinner, so prepare your children accordingly. Farm Progress
And your bonus:
April Fools! Did you miss our roundup of the classic April Fools' Day ag news pranks?