7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

The invention of ag, GMO labeling and more on Monsanto.

Need a quick catch up on the news? Here are seven agricultural stories you might have missed this week.

1. The House passed the GMO labeling bill on Thursday by a vote of 306-117, sending the vote to the president’s desk for his signature. Earlier in the week, the White House indicated President Obama would sign the bill. – Farm Futures

2. When was agriculture invented? Perhaps more than once, according to latest find in eastern part of Fertile Crescent. – ibtimes.com

Farmland values declining, right to farm legislation in Oklahoma and drought in South Africa.

3. The decline in farmland values continued in the first half of 2016, according to Farm Credit Services of America. The greatest decline has been in Iowa, where farmland values are off 20% from the market’s peak in 2013. – Farm Futures

4. South Africa, which showed a marked decline in rainfall last year, may not import enough white corn to meet consumer’s needs. – Bloomberg

5. What’s Monsanto to do? Bayer raised its bid to $125 per share, but what about Monsanto’s plans to partner with BASF? – Farm Futures

6. Voters in Oklahoma will vote on Question 777 on Nov. 8. The question is called the Right to Farm Bill. Oklahoma Farm Bureau supports the measure. – Stillwater News Press

7. USDA increased corn, wheat and soybean exports and domestic use in its Tuesday report. USDA also lowered Brazil’s corn crop. – Farm Futures

And your bonus:

Aquatic biofuel offers potential to recycle industrial pollution, CO2 and wastewater into fuel and new fertilizer. -  Pacific Standard

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