7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

UAV rules, cybersecurity, El Nino/La Nina and bacon

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

1. Ag Outlook. USDA this week released planting and production estimates, details on livestock production and provided a platform to discuss trade, data use and key ag issues at its Ag Outlook Forum. Farm Futures

2. Cyber security on the farm. Companies like Monsanto and John Deere are investing more in data security as more of it is collected. Wall Street Journal (subscription model)

3. Dietary guidelines. Meat and livestock groups are unhappy with new proposed dietary guidelines' treatment of lean meat. Farm Progress

7 ag stories you might have missed: UAV rules, cybersecurity, El Nino/La Nina and bacon

4. Held back at the ports. Oranges and other produce wait at West Coast ports as labor dispute continues. NPR

5. Bacon trend continues. And Starbucks is on board – not only with bacon sandwiches, but also with small plates and grab-and-go meals. Bloomberg Business

6. Drone regs on the way. FAA releases its proposed rules for UAV operators. Reuters

7. Weather watch. El Niños/La Niñas: More severe with climate change? Farm Press

And your bonus:

Presidential ag roots. Here's a look at the 16 U.S. presidents who were also farmers. Bon Appetit

And in strange news that only livestock farmers may truly appreciate, an I-64 exit ramp in Indiana was closed for a time Feb. 19 to clear a "toxic poopsicle" off the roadway. JConline

(First shared with readers by our own Max Armstrong)

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