Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. EPA's new water rules cause a stir. EPA this week detailed proposed limits of water oversight, prompting concern from some ag, environment and livestock groups and praise from others. Farm Progress
2. Borlaug remembered on Ag Day. A statue of famed agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug was unveiled Tuesday with quite a bit of fanfare for the man who save billions from starvation. Wallace's Farmer
3. GOP says food stamp cuts will stand. States planning to skirt food stamp cuts won't deter the GOP, reports Politico
4. An answer to the food desert? Grocery vending machines have been cropping up in some areas left without a corner grocery. UK Daily Mail
(Just a few months ago, the talk was drive-through groceries, remember? Washington Post)
5. El Nino impact unlikely. Increased odds for El Nino pattern doesn't mean immediate impact for U.S. crops. Farm Futures
6. Blogging through Brazil. Missouri Ruralist editor Mindy Ward is traveling in Brazil this week. Catch her daily updates on her blog, Show-Me Life. Farm Progress
7. Reining in the carriage horse industry. Carriage horses are on the verge of becoming unemployed in several large metro areas. Wall Street Journal
And your bonus:
'Farm talk' going mainstream. Congressional candidates appeal to the ag crowd in Iowa – that's pretty normal. But there's quite a bit more to this unraveling story. The Hill, Adweek, Des Moines Register
Borlaug: autotuned. Check out this video-song-remix-thing that was floating around this week after the dedication of Norman Borlaug's statue in Washington, D.C.