Need to catch up? Here are some stories you might have missed this week.
1. Tax proposal addresses ag's needs. A House committee this week proposed tax code changes that impact farmers. Think cash accounting and Section 179. Farm Futures
2. Russia to reopen markets to U.S. pork. Russia's food safety group Rosselkhoznadzor said Thursday it will lift the ban on imports of pork from the U.S. on March 10. Wall Street Journal
3. Farm bill implementation details. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack explained to a crowd of more than 7,000 farmers at Commodity Classic this week his plans for farm bill implementation. Farm Progress
4. California almond growers face tough choices in drought. Farmers in California are letting orchards dry up and in some cases removing trees from the ground as a result of drought conditions. AP
5. Math + GMOs may equal confusion. People who feel intimidated by math may be less able to understand messages about genetically modified foods, according to a report from Penn State.
6. Glitch leads to SNAP disqualifications. Food stamp benefits have been yanked from six recipients who intentionally exceeded spending limits during a multistate computer system crash last fall. The Advocate
7. FAA risks losing the drone war. The Federal Aviation Administration says commercial drone use is illegal – but the industry is soaring ahead, faster than the agency can keep up. Politico
And your bonus:
Blogger shares her PETA experience. A Texas blogger reflects on PETA's collegiate outreach. A Farm Girl's Fight
Also, enjoy this snippet of a Canadian Expedia advertisement. With snow coming for the Midwest this weekend, I'm sure some of you can relate. Spring will come....
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