7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Precision ag ROI, school lunch tweets, GMO labels and mainstream organics

Published on: Apr 11, 2014

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

1. GMO labeling fix? Congressman Mike Pompeo suggests FDA safety reviews and voluntary labeling on GMO foods. Farm Progress

2. Walmart plans to make organic mainstream. Walmart is expected to price a new line of organic products on par with conventional foods. Reuters

3. What's the pay-off on farm tech? On some precision ag investments, the ROI is relatively easy to quantify. Farm Industry News

Precision ag ROI, school lunch tweets, GMO labels and mainstream organics
Precision ag ROI, school lunch tweets, GMO labels and mainstream organics

4. Rail woes could impact fertilizer deliveries. Grain industry reps are concerned about slow rail service as planting gets underway. Farm Futures

5. Death on the farm. A somber, devastating look at farming's high-pressure, high-stress nature – and how support groups are stepping in. Newsweek

6. School lunch dissatisfaction. School lunch changes are still getting a bad rap as displeased students tweet photos of their meals. Business Insider

7. 'Silent Herdsman' program taking off in Scotland. Early adopters of a reproductive tracking program for dairy farms are seeing a positive return on investment: more milk. Washington Post

And your bonus:

FFA membership shifting. FFA embraces a shift to ag science, students in urban locales. NPR

Well, that's just embarrassing. Just a little manure scares Mike Greenberg. ESPN

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