Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This Week's Ag Reading Picks

  1. Here's How America Uses Its Land | Bloomberg
  2. Broken farm subsidy system favors the wealthiest | The Hill
  3. 338 Dairy farms shuttered in Wisconsin this year. Dairy farms across Wisconsin are ceasing operations—at a rate that is 30 percent higher than this time last year—as the plant-based milk industry continues to boom. | VegNews
  4. The Midwest’s Food System is Failing. Here’s Why. | Union of Concerned Scientists
  5. How can the Midwest fix the ocean it has killed? | MPR News
  6. (Summary: End over-production and retire land near waterways. How simple is that?)
  7. Wheat Outlook Report | USDA
  8. Groundbreaking Polymer Could Fix Agriculture's Plastic Pollution Problem | iflscience
  9. Modi courts India’s farmers with higher prices. Prime minister’s pre-election gambit risks backfiring by driving up inflation | FT
  10. Fungus killing Western Slope peach trees, causing millions in losses. CSU researchers have discovered a potential way to manage devastating fungus called cytospora | The Denver Post
  11. The rise and fall of bees. Their brilliant evolutionary strategy isn’t working so well in the modern world | The Economist
  12. Industry shocked by EU Court decision to put gene editing technique under GM law | Euractiv
  13. Tyson shares dive more than 7% after the company cuts profit outlook because of tariffs | CNBC
  14. 2.5 Billion Pounds of Meat Piles Up in U.S. as Production Grows, Exports Slow. Profits, prices are threatened as record amounts of red meat and poultry fill U.S. warehouses | WSJ (paywall)
  15. How the heat is affecting German agriculture, business. Farmers are already asking for €1 billion in domestic aid and consumers may soon complain about the rising price of pommes. | Handelsblatt Global
  16. Have You Met This Cow? He’s Delicious. Consumers are demanding to know more about their meat, but it’s a fine line between transparency and oversharing | WSJ (paywall)
  17. Archer Daniels Midland to acquire Rodelle vanilla company | BizWest

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  19. Can there be an Amazon of housing? | Hothouse
  20. Much of the U.S. electric grid could go the way of the landline phone | Wired

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