7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Monsanto's defenders and detractors, food insecurity, best places to farm in the U.S. and a roller rink repurpose

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

1. Best places to farm. Farm Futures has ranked the best places to farm in the United States based on selected farm financial metrics. Does your county make the list? Farm Futures

2. WOTUS discussion ahead. House legislators are scheduled to debate legislation prohibiting the EPA's implementation of the Waters of the U.S. proposal next week. Feedstuffs

3. Food insecurity down, but only slightly. About 14.3% of American households still struggle with food insecurity, declining slightly from 2011, USDA said this week. Farm Progress

Monsanto's defenders and detractors, food insecurity, best places to farm in the U.S. and a roller rink repurpose

4. Monsanto's defender. Lifelong vegetarian and Climate Corporation CEO emerges as an unlikely champion of Monsanto. Wall Street Journal (subscription)

5. Monsanto's detractor. Interest groups are pressing for endangered species designation for the Monarch butterfly, blaming increasing use of Roundup for loss of the butterfly's favorite nourishment, milkweed. St. Louis Post-Dispatch

6. FSMA delays, funding issues. Food Safety regulations are suffering from a lack of funding, advocates say. The Hill

7. Impressive transformation. A Ft. Worth-area school district has saved $2 million by renovating a former skating rink to house animals for the district's ag program. (Check out the video!) WFAA

And your bonus:

Pig perfume. Texas Tech researcher develops Eau de oink for unruly dogs. Discovery

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in a Funny or Die video this week to promote, you guessed it, fruit and vegetable consumption.

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