7 ag stories you might have missed this week (6/12)

7 ag stories you might have missed this week (6/12)

COOL, anti-GMO Oregon county; whiskey while you work, and 'Giggles' for mayor

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

1. TPA vote. Democrats on Friday voted down an aid package on which Trade Promotion Authority is contingent, a shove to Obama's trade agenda. Politico

2. COOL keeps making news. In the latest development, the House approved a measure to remove Country-Of-Origin labeling rules after Canada says it will retaliate. Beef Producer

3. Future of food. For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend. (Plus: Watch for more coverage of this event in Penton Agriculture publications) NPR

7 ag stories you might have missed: COOL, anti-GMO Oregon county; whiskey while you work, and 'Giggles' for mayor

4. Oregon GMO ban. What's next with an Oregon county's GMO ban? Enforcement, after all, is a bit complicated. The Oregonian

5. Wheat update. Oklahoma wheat is a mix of good and bad as harvesters run into decent quality but some rust spots. Farm Futures

6. Always a farmer. Mississippi man shares how he makes his farm work in times of lower commodity prices and one helper. Farm Press

7. 'Whiskey' while you work. Or whiskey as your work? Northern Illinois farmers break into the spirits business. Prairie Farmer

And your bonus:

Seriously. After mayoral candidates' names were left off the ballot in Flint, Mich., a pig owner staged a campaign to write-in the hog as candidate. MSNBC

Is this your bucket list item? If you've always wanted to ride a bull, here's how you can learn. Bloomberg Video

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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
6/5: Canada retaliation, more merger rumors, a smiling swine
5/29: Waters of the U.S., RFS, pesticides and bees and Swiss cheese mystery
5/22: Animal agriculture, California water, ag's Silicon Valley and farm-raised rocks
5/15: Ag grads and job demand, organic niche, Swedish oat milk and Blue Bell fix

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