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7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week
TPA on a roll, GMO labeling in Vermont, 'alternative' crops, and Neil Young on Monsanto

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

1. TPA on a roll. Trade Promotion Authority has cruised through Senate and House committees this week despite uncertain future when it comes up for full vote in both chambers. Farm Futures

2. Speedier crop insurance claims? ADM gets OK from FAA to operate drones to survey crop damage. Bloomberg Business

3. Coming soon: Vermont's GMO labeling mandate. Barring a successful court challenge, it will take effect July 1, 2016. Farm Progress

4. More loans for farmers. Kansas City Fed says more farmers are taking out operating loans as grain prices fall. Reuters

7 ag stories you might have missed: TPA on a roll, GMO labeling in Vermont, 'alternative' crops, and Neil Young on Monsanto

5. New-age farming? There's a chance family farmers could make a living on growing cannabis, Nathanael Johnson writes. But "they’d just have to get the regulations right." Grist

6. More Greek yogurt demand. A pilot program that provides Greek yogurt in schools is expanding. WNYT

7. The Monsanto Years. Not a joke – Willie Nelson's sons and Neil Young will release their album collaboration The Monsanto Years this summer. Tracks include "Monsanto Years," "Seeds" and "Too Big to Fail." Rolling Stone

And your bonus:

That darn dog! Sheep farm collie takes wild ride onto a busy Scotland highway. STV

Milk's next marketing opportunity, anyone? (See video below)

See a new installment of '7 ag stories you might have missed' every Friday at 2 p.m. on Farm Futures and Farm Progress sites. And 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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