Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. Farm programs and trade. USDA's Tom Vilsack announced Friday a deadline extension to March 31 for farmers to update yield history or reallocate base acres. He also shared thoughts on trade. Farm Futures
2. Brazilian truck drivers' strike. Transportation is snarled in key Brazil ag areas, threatening to halt harvest. Farm Futures
3. High rent district. Some reports indicate farmers are considering breaching farmland rent agreements in times of lower crop revenues. Reuters
4. GMOs for India. India's ag minister earlier this month signaled support for GMO crops for the first time; commercial GMO food crops aren't currently allowed in the country. LiveMint
5. Vertical farming. A farm in the middle of Jackson, Wyo., looks quite unusual, but can produce about 44,000 pounds of tomatoes, 37,000 pounds of greens and 4,400 pounds of herbs. The Verge
6. GMOs and vaccines. New York legislator moves bill to ban GMOs in vaccines. (Commentary) Forbes
7. Tasty fungus? Marketing of corn smut just hasn't taken off in the U.S. and Canada. Public Radio International
And your bonus:
Once again we have another weird story that took the web hostage Thursday. I'm still not sure why these llamas got so popular. AP
I suppose "bacon drones" aren't an oddity at Tyson?