7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Food insecurity, GMO bills, PEDV tracking and cow methane 'fartpacks'

Published on: Apr 18, 2014

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

1. Will there be enough food? University of Minnesota researcher reviews complex proposition of feeding the 9 billion. National Geographic

2. Vermont's GMO bill a throwback to rBST debate. Vermont's plan to label GMOs elicits memories of rBST discussion. Farm Progress, Farm Futures

3. West, Texas on the way back. Following huge blast at a fertilizer plant one year ago, residents are trying to rebuild. CNN

7 stories you might have missed: Food insecurity, GMO bills, PEDV tracking and cow methane fartpacks
7 stories you might have missed: Food insecurity, GMO bills, PEDV tracking and cow methane 'fartpacks'

4. Food insecurity in 11 graphics. Feeding America's Meal Gap Report takes a closer look at U.S. food insecurity. Washington Post

5. Tracking PEDV. USDA released plans Friday to track movements of pigs, vehicles and equipment leaving PEDV-infected areas and mandate more reporting. Farm Progress

6. Pork flip serves up meaty return. If Smithfield owner WH Group's IPO is strong, other Chinese companies may go "whole hog" (commentary) Reuters

7. 'No-sizzle' Vilsack talks politics, immigration. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack reflects on previous presidential bid, ag immigration. ABC News/Yahoo News

And your bonus:

Cow 'fartpacks'? Really? Apparently, it's a real effort to catch methane. Fast CoExist

(Want more background on the larger methane issue? Obama Admin's methane plan; Methane plan sees pushback)

Have you seen this film? We've been talking a lot about "Farmland," lately, but another ag-focused film premiered on Ag Day. The trailer is pretty cool.

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