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7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Pork on the menu, GMO opt-out, expensive pumpkin pies and following 'Chip'

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

1. GMO opt-out. What are EU countries missing when they opt-out of biotech? Forbes

2. Telling the tech story. Robert Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer, explains why farmers need to be able to tell their story to consumers at a trade and tech roundtable this week. Feedstuffs

3. Low grade for the Mississippi. Lower and Upper Mississippi River Basins receive poor to mediocre grades based on a variety of factors. Farm Progress

4. Expensive pies. Like pumpkin pie? Buy the main ingredient for Thanksgiving now, Libby's spokeswoman says. Reuters

7 ag stories: Pork on the menu, GMO opt-out, expensive pumpkin pies and following 'Chip'

5. When to till. Many organic farms rely on tillage for weed control, but it could have lasting impacts for the environment, study finds. Farm Progress

6. Pork gets go-ahead. After disappearing from federal prison menus earlier this month, pork is once again being served to some 200,000 inmates. NPR

7. World Food Prize event. During the World Food Prize symposium this week, an annual report found that ag productivity is stagnating. Farm Futures

And your bonus:

Following 'Chip.' The Champaign, Ill., News-Gazette followed a kernel of seed corn to harvest in a multi-part video series. It's a pretty cool explainer for non-farmers.

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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
10/9: Waters of the U.S. stay, Trans-Pacific Partnership and agriculture, and thriving co-ops
10/2: PEDV cause, new ag ed center, synthetic leaves, rural internet and city dogs
9/25: Women of harvest, propane inventories, farm safety, incomes and investment
9/18: Tax update, SNAP nutrition, interest rates and time-traveling farmer

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