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7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week
Dow DuPont moves, USDA ARC info, national monuments, candidates and ag - and a U.S. tour.

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

1. Delaware will be the corporate headquarters for the merged DuPont and Dow Chemical, the companies reported Friday. Johnston, Iowa, home of Pioneer DuPont, and Indianapolis, Ind., home of Dow AgroSciences; will serve as Global Business Centers. – Farm Futures

2. USDA came out with their 10-year price projections on Thursday, predicting overall net farm income should rebound about 4% annually through 2025. Corn prices are predicted to be flat with modest gains in wheat and soybeans. – Farm Futures

From politics to USDA reports, a lot happened this week.

3. USDA is taking comments on a proposal designed to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants’ access to healthy foods. The proposal requires retailers who accept SNAP to offer seven varieties of qualifying foods in four staple food groups for sale on a continuous basis, along with perishable foods in at least three of the four staple food groups. – Farm Futures

4. The Food and Drug Administration confirmed this week that it will begin testing soybeans, corn, milk, eggs and possibly other foods for glyphosate residue in fiscal year 2016. – Farm Futures

5. President Obama designated three new national monuments in southern California, but the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council said it’s an abuse of the Antiquities Act of 1906. – Farm Futures

6. Cargill announced Wednesday that it is going to stop providing crop inputs in the Black Sea region, including the countries of Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Poland, by the end of May. About 180 employees are impacted. – Farm Futures

7. The 2016 campaign is well underway, with the Republican primary in South Carolina and the Democratic caucus in Nevada on Saturday, but there’s little information about where the candidates stand on agriculture.  – Mother Jones

And your bonus:

Too busy for a road trip? Check out these scenic views from all 50 states. – USA Today

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