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7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Ag grads and job demand, organic niche, Swedish oat milk and Blue Bell fix

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

1. Ag grads wanted. Agriculture graduates are in high demand, a USDA/Purdue survey finds. Farm Progress

2. Niche and nothing else? The wave of organic packaged foods may have crested at mainstream retailers. Reuters

3. Cows' milk debate in Sweden. Oat milk marketing disparages healthfulness of cows' milk, Swedish lawsuit says. Bloomberg

4. A little convincing. The Senate has decided to move forward with a vote on the TPA fast-track trade approval, despite "procedural snafus" earlier in the week. Feedstuffs

7 ag stories you might have missed: Ag grads and job demand, organic niche, Swedish oat milk and Blue Bell fix

5. First Process Verified non-GMO claim. A letter from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack indicates USDA has used Process Verified program to verify non-GMO claims. Farm Futures/Supermarket News

6. Farmland prices confirmed lower. Farmland prices were flat to lower in much of the central U.S. in the first quarter, Fed reports show. Wall Street Journal

7. Farm theft of another sort. It's a case of a missing…barn. Newsweek

And your bonus:

A Blue Bell return? The company says it's working on disinfecting plants to get back on track after a total recall due to listeria contamination – but even the recall hasn't stopped devoted Blue Bell lovers from trying to get their fix. ABC News

A few wild rescues. Following considerable rain last week in the Plains, a few wild rescues were caught on camera – one of a herd of horses and another of hay delivery to cattle.


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.


Browse the '7 ag stories' archives
5/8: Syngenta-Monsanto merger, winter wheat tour 2015, 'cheaper' Whole Foods and the Hamburglar
5/1: Goat giveaway, bird flu biosecurity, fried foods and farm equipment tech tinkering
4/24: TPA on a roll, 'alternative' crops, and Neil Young on Monsanto
4/17: Estate tax, Ukraine takeover, drought PR and Congressional humor

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