7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

New nitrogen tools, 'Family Farms' label, free college and picturesque wheat harvest

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

1. Talking sustainability, consumers. Eight panelists from diverse backgrounds tackle key food issues in latest U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Food Dialogues. Farm Progress

2. Satellite says…Images show worsening crop conditions, according to data company Descartes Labs. (Of course USDA isn't so sure) Bloomberg

3. New N innovations. 360 Yield Center hosts 1,500 farmers at its Proving Grounds to share latest N tools. Farm Futures

4. Mine spill questions. Navajo farmers and ranchers are concerned about water availability following mine spill in Colorado. ABC

New nitrogen tools, 'Family Farms' label, free college and picturesque wheat harvest

5. Another labeling discussion. Argentina is poised to put "Produced by Family Farms" label on certain goods. IPS

6. Go to college for free. Students at College of the Ozarks perform farm and hospitality tasks and more in exchange for tuition. USA Today

7. Concern grows over 'rogue' drones. "Drone misadventures are happening in a regulatory vacuum." Washington Post

And your bonus:

Grocery baggers compete. Iowa's top food-packing connoisseurs duke it out at the State Fair.

Like a movie! The production skills on this wheat harvest video are something to see. It's about 14 minutes long, but you'll probably get sucked in. And if you don't, at least stick it out until about 6:45, especially if you're an equipment buff.

See a new installment of '7 ag stories you might have missed' every Friday at 2 p.m. on Farm Futures and Farm Progress sites. And as always, keep up throughout the week with daily ag news and grain market updates by visiting us on Twitter or Facebook.

Browse the '7 ag stories' archives
8/7: Drone highway, food destruction, and farmers' election 2016 picks
7/31: Highway bill, ag and science, farm trucks and sticky situations
7/24: GMO labeling, hospital farms, educated shrimp and rent-a-chicken program
7/17: E. coli, drought inventions, GMO safety, Icelandic cows and a pizza farm

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