Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Agriculture Reading Picks

  1. Rural Mainstreet Index Expands for October: Bankers Expect Farmland Prices to Continue Decline | Creighton University
  2. DowDuPont to Record $4.6 Billion Charge as Agriculture Unit Suffers; The charge reflects the many challenges facing seed and pesticide makers | WSJ
  3. The rise of the robot farmer. Animals farmed, tiny automated machines, fewer chemicals, more efficient. | The Guardian
  4. Government payments were highest to commercial farms in 2016 (chart) | USDA
  5. Fish: The Final Frontier in Fake Meat.Companies are using new ingredients, machinery and technologies to make imitation tuna and salmon that taste, smell and appear just like the real deal | WSJ
  6. 3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme | AP
  7. Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America | Yahoo Finance
  8. Colorado cracks a billion in annual marijuana sales in record time, generating $200M in tax revenue. Growth in popularity of edibles and concentrates drives sales | Denver Post
  9. Aerial photos reveal the hypnotic geometry of farming | Quartz
  10. EPA chief says agency can expand ethanol sales without Congress | Reuters
  11. Ankeny, Des Moines, West Des Moines among 136 cities, groups vying for USDA jobs as agency looks outside Washington, D.C. | DesMoines Register
  12. The Great Biofuel Swindle | Oil Price
  13. Transforming the global food system | Nature
  14. Wheat Outlook report | USDA
  15. The state of the Heartland fact book report 2018 | The Heartland Summit
  16. Marijuana is emerging among California’s vineyards | Wash-Post
  17. Perfecting Crops With AI-Powered Indoor Farms | WSJ
  18. Cottonseed safe for people to eat gets green light from USDA | WHNT
  19. Costco Becomes First Retailer To Control Its Entire Chicken Supply Chain | Harvest Public Media
  20. Heirloom plants for more food security | National Geographic
  21. Take Two Aspirin—and a Serving of Kale - Wielding food as medicine, hospitals are focusing on nutrition, sending patients home with prescriptions as well as bags of good food. | WSJ

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