Tyson CEO steps down (Reuters): Tom Hayes, who has served as CEO of Tyson Foods since 2016, stepped down from the post for personal reasons.
Hot food for SNAP in North Carolina (USDA): In a waiver that recognizes the impact of Hurricane Florence, SNAP recipients in North Carolina, an estimated 600,000 households, can buy hot food and ready-to-eat food with their EBT cards through Oct. 31; usually SNAP is limited to groceries for preparation at home.
For ‘farm to fork,’ look at Sacramento (Civil Eats): Urban agriculture is becoming a way of life in California’s capital city and advocates are working to highlight the people who grow and sell it.
Is weed the new wine? (Washington Post): As legal markets open for marijuana, it’s beginning to compete with wine.
Conaway could vote against farm bill (The Hill): House Agriculture chairman Michael Conaway, author of a GOP-backed plan to expand work requirements for food stamp recipients, said in an interview that he would not vote for the 2018 farm bill if it fails to overhaul SNAP.
France rejects complete ban on glyphosate (The Connexion): For the second time this year, the French National Assembly rejected a complete ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, meaning the chemical will not be outlawed within the next three years.
Doggett to lead Corn Growers (NCGA): The board of the National Corn Growers Association named Jon Doggett, one of its top executives since 2002, as its new chief executive after a six-week stretch of holding the post as interim chief executive.