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7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Elections, EPA and grass-fed cattle are among the top items you might want to check out this week.

Need a quick catch up on the news? Here are a few things you might have missed this week.

1. Iowans caucus Monday to officially kick off the 2016 presidential campaign. A former campaign volunteer gives this behind-the-scenes look at a 1984 campaign. – USA Today

2. The Ninth Circuit Court denies move by EPA to vacate herbicide label. Dow AgroSciences scores win to keep Enlist Duo herbicide available to growers. – Farm Futures

3. Much remains to be done before avian influenza outbreak in Indiana can be declared over. - Feedstuffs

EPA loses in court move to vacate a chem label, USDA looks at grass-fed beef, and more in this week's installment 7 things.

4. USDA Agriculture Marketing Service withdrew its grass-fed marketing claim standard, saying it didn’t fit their statutory mandate. The voluntary standard had been in place since 2006. The Food Safety and Inspection Service takes over.  – Farm Futures

5. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Microsoft officials announced the winners of the USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge. Contestants used USDA agriculture production open data to develop online tools. – Farm Futures

6. California’s almond growers expanded their groves to keep up with demand, but global demand has dropped as prices rose, with some buyers refusing to honor contracts.  – Mother Jones 

7. CBDRx, the organic hemp company located in Colorado, announced it has received USDA Organic Certification for its entire hemp crop. CBDRx specializes in the development, cultivation, processing and wholesale distribution of hemp-based CBD products, which may be used by the wellness, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries. — Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Bonus: Winter Storm Jonas shut down the nation’s capital and caused havoc across the East Coast.

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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