7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Tax update, SNAP nutrition, interest rates and time-traveling farmer

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

1. Tax news. House Ways & Means Committee approves permanent bonus depreciation. Feedstuffs

2. Organic expansion. USDA data finds certified and exempt organic farms in the United States sold a total of $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014, up 72% since 2008. Farm Futures

3. A new State Fair competition. First Marijuana-growing competition takes place at DC State Fair. National Geographic

4. Nutrition and SNAP. USDA's SNAP program is helping to fight food insecurity – but diets of those receiving benefits are often less nutritious. NPR

7 ag stories: Tax update, SNAP nutrition, interest rates and time-traveling farmer

5. France tightens GMO restrictions. France will take advantage of the EU's GMO opt-out for nine corn strains. Reuters

6. Meeting meat demands? The more consumers say they want "ethical" meat, the more difficult it could be to provide. Bloomberg

7. Interest rates and ag. Though the Fed did not raise rates this week, two ag economists in a blog this week examined the Federal Reserve decisions' impacts on ag businesses. Farm Futures

And your bonus:

Farmer brings back memories with old bike. A Nebraska farmer's only childhood possession returns anew. Omaha World Herald

Orion is back. On the phone. In an audio update, Orion Samuelson talks about being a part of agriculture – literally.

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
9/11: Pink soybeans, glowing chickens, blender pumps and the truth about wheat
9/4: Farm Progress Show recap, more bees, French farmers and 1950s tractors
8/28: Farm Progress Show expansion and drone license plates
8/21: Milk labeling, farmers and the Internet, Scotty McCreery sells for $61k


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