Need to catch up? Here are some stories you might have missed this week.
1. Brazil expects record soy crop. Brazil is expected to harvest 90 million tons of soybeans this year, overthrowing the U.S. as the leading soy-producing country. Farm Futures
2. Crowd-funding for ag. AgFunder, an online platform for agriculture-related companies to seek capital through a form of crowd-sourced fundraising, has launched its first campaign. Reuters
3. USDA's projections, farm bill go hand-in-hand. USDA's economic projections warn of what lower corn prices could mean for the cost of the farm bill, says David Rogers of Politico
4. Start prepping, UAV enthusiasts. AgEngage and Penton Farm Progress are bringing you a new aerial ag show, July 9-10, 2014, at Progress City USA in Decatur, Ill. Farm Progress
5. New uses for old stuff. Here's how one company helps make trash into cattle scratchers and duck blinds. CNN Money
6. Another virus? The Ohio Department of Ag has detected a new coronavirus that exhibits symptoms similar to TGE and PEDV, but is a different disease. Farm Progress
7. Chinese tech firms dabble in ag. Chinese tech firms are capitalizing on demand for safe food products using existing access to advertising and capital. Fast Company
And your bonus:
Edible flowers. Here's a nifty little photo tutorial on how to make those awesome bacon roses I'm seeing everywhere. Our Best Bites
P.S. If you want a bacon rose video tutorial, the National Pork Board's Youtube channel has you covered. They also have this strangely interesting "bro" video…see below
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