School Lunch Critique, Ag Coexistence and Stressed Out Cows

7 stories you might have missed this week

Published on: Mar 7, 2014

Need to catch up? Here are some stories you might have missed this week.

1. Mixed feelings on coexistence. More than 4,000 people commented on USDA's Coexistence report, many expressing concerns about cross-contamination of organics and GMOs. Farm Progress

2. Another school lunch critique. Filmmaker James Costa in a new documentary charges that USDA is in a tough spot on school lunches: "'They’re telling us what should be on the menu and then promoting the food industry,'" he tells Politico

School Lunch Critique, Ag Coexistence and Stressed Out Cows - 7 stories you might have missed this week
School Lunch Critique, Ag Coexistence and Stressed Out Cows - 7 stories you might have missed this week

3. Ag and energy in the budget. President Obama's budget may never be adopted, but it includes some policy priorities that impact ag. Farm Futures & Farm Progress

4. Import cows or import meat? Some French chefs have a taste for imported American beef. But why import the meat when you can have the whole cow? New York Times

5. Lasting impacts of predators. Growing numbers of predators in Western states leave bullied herds with symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, study funds. Beef Producer

6. CDC: Improve hospital antibiotic stewardship. The Centers for Disease Control says hospitals are a root problem of antibiotic resistance. Wall Street Journal

7. Flooded landowners seek compensation. Landowners sue Army Corps of Engineers over flood control decisions they say have had long-term impacts on their land productivity. Associated Press

And your bonus:

Farmer ingenuity at its finest. Everyone knows the saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." How about, "when Mother Nature gives you a bunch of snow, find a silage blower and make a snowman"? St. Cloud Times

'Real' trend continues. Brands continue to evolve how they speak to consumers about food. Chobani is no different. Check out one of its newest ads below. What do you think? Ad Week

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