7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Milk labeling, farmers and the Internet, Scotty McCreery sells for $61k

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

1. Make room for Maria. We follow a millennial farmer as she prepares to take on the operation. Farm Futures

2. Impressing the Kremlin. As Putin's strict Western food embargo continues, authorities appear to be "one-upping" each other by posting videos of illegal food destruction methods.

3. Imitation milk, or not. A Florida dairy is fighting the state's requirement to label its skim milk as "imitation."

4. And speaking of milk labeling. Or maybe it's "milk" labeling? Lawsuits go after Almond beverage. The Sacramento Bee

Milk labeling, farmers and the Internet, Scotty McCreery sells for $61k

5. Farmers and the Web. About 70% of farmers have access to the internet now, compared to 13% in 1997. Farm Progress

6. Back to the country. In China, city residents are moving back into the rural countryside to grow food. NPR

7. That should do it. A co-op in Iowa is finishing up the state's largest grain bin at 1.3 million bushels.

And your bonus:

Celebrity sighting. At the Illinois state fair this week, country singer Scotty McCreery showed up to the Governor's Sale of Champions to support a winning steer of his namesake on the auction block. State Journal-Register

At it again. First Lady Michelle Obama partners with Jimmy Kimmel to promote "FNVs".

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
8/14: New nitrogen tools, 'Family Farms' label and picturesque wheat harvest
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

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