Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Agriculture, Farming, and Food Reading Picks for this Week

Moon and Cow. Alex Colville. 1963.

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture. (For your daily up-to-the-minute agriculture news, go to this site's sister webpage, Agriculture News Daily.) Today's two videos included below are worth your time, in my opinion.

  1. Small artisanal farms might not be our environmental salvation | Grist
  2. As Trump and Xi Jinping meet in China, an Iowan is the bridge between them | DesMoines Register
  3. Comment: In case you missed it, I covered this item in a special post last week here.
  4. To Protect Pollinators, Researchers Look To Land For Answers | Indiana Public Media
  5. This solar-powered Dutch poultry farm specializes in 'carbon-neutral' eggs | Mother Nature Network
  6. Big Jump in USDA Corn Yield wasn't what farmers were hoping for | Agweek
  7. Get your dirt working with microbes - Fighting the carbon battle one compost bin at a time | Taos News
  8. What studies showed about winter grazing | Scottsbluff Star Herald
  9. Iowa company Sukup Manufacturing builds onsite health clinic, pays employees' insurance premiums | DesMoines Register
  10. Iowa State researchers look at organic corn | Iowa State Daily
  11. How an Oil Giant (Russia) Came to Dominate Wheat | Bloomberg
  12. Smelly farms may succumb to subtle science - Titanium dioxide and ultraviolet light will clean them up | The Economist
  13. Could indoor farming help address food shortages? | PBS Newshour
  14. Can these mock meat entrepreneurs fool you with a plant-based burger? | PBS Newshour
  15. This company wants to build a giant indoor farm next to every major city in the world | VOX
  16. Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA | Scientific American
  17. Britain’s Prince Charles has launched the Forgotten Foods Network to rediscover long-lost crops, fruit and vegetables | Reuters
  18. Will Cheap Ethanol Treatments Finally Cure Cancer?
    | Top Secret Writers
  19. Comment: This is potentially big - if drug companies don't bury it.
  20. Minnesota Reader's tomato plant produced whopping 357 fruits | The Bemidji Times
  21. Hero sheepdogs protect flock for 20 days in a Canadian wildfire | PRI

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