Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Links +

Food Trucks in Portland, Oregon

Tuesday informational news links "with a holistic view" are a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.

UP TOP:

New report shows continued, dramatic losses of American Grasslands | NSAC Blog

EPA sets final 2017 biofuel blending mandate at 19.28 billion gallons | Platts

TRENDS AND INNOVATION:

In the future, will farming be fully automated? | BBC

Drone Usage in Agriculture Could Be a $32 Billion Market | Madison.com

USDA Report Highlights Scientific Research, Development Breakthroughs | USDA

An autonomous tractor update; Trimble showed off a demo offering a look at their work with driverless machines | Farm Industry News

Silicon Valley cultivates a life on the American family farm | CNBC

Today's turkeys weigh twice as much as they did a few decades ago | Business Insider

Glencore: Largest soybean vessel lands in U.K. | World-Grain

NASA Takes Another Step Toward Growing Food In Space | IBTimes

Has a Start-Up Found the Secret to Farming the Elusive Truffle? | NYTs

Scientists Seek to Update Evolution; Recent discoveries have led some researchers to argue that the modern evolutionary synthesis needs to be amended. | Quanta Magazine

Farming in the Future (Several articles) | Take Part Farming Issue

CONSERVATION, ORGANIC, GARDENING, WATER:

Regenerative grazing improves soil health and plant biodiversity | EurekAlert!

FAO-led symposium on agroecology opens in Budapest | FAO

Agroforestry offers climate and sustainability benefits | FAO

They may be pricey, but these less conventional turkeys are on the rise in Minnesota | TwinCities

This Iowa farmer proves that profit and sustainability go hand in hand | EDF

Where are forests in Europe’s Sustainable Development Goals plans? | EurActiv

For Christmas, give these books to the gardener/reader in your life | Portland Press Herald

World's Largest Soybean Vessel, the mv Adriana Rose

AG ECONOMICS, FARMING, CROPS, TRADE:

Farmers Receive Less Than 1/5th of Thanksgiving Retail Dollar | US Agnet

California has the highest value among U.S. States for agricultural exports (See chart of top states) | USDA

Spread of avian flu in Europe causing farmers to destroy hundreds of thousands of poultry | babw News

Keeping the focus on grain pulses | FAO

Potash Corp. cuts jobs, Canadian potash output as prices sag | Globe and Mail

Hemp crop harvested in Virginia for first time in decades | Roanoke Times

Kubota Announces Major Expansion to Georgia Facility | Agweb

New grain terminal planned for Taman, Russia | World-Grain

People are paying £43 a litre for Eastern European donkey milk | Business Insider

FARMLAND:

Farmland Prices May Drop 20 Percent | Southeast Agnet

BIOFUELS:

Feds give ethanol a boost; Iowa cheers | DesMoines Register

EU considering halving crop-based biofuels by 2030 | Reuters

Soybeans Rise on Record EPA Biofuel Mandate | AgWeb

COLORADO CORNER:

Rabobank Announces 20 Innovative Companies to Pitch at FoodBytes! Boulder | BusinessWire

Boulder chef Kimbal Musk sues Wolfgang Puck over use of The Kitchen name | Daily Camera

Fruit as meat? Boulder entrepreneur's foray into jackfruit proving fruitful | Daily Camera

BONUS:

Ants have been farming plants for millions of years, long before people did | LA Times

Handpicking corn was family affair | Columbus Telegram

Food films of the year | Sustainable Food Trust


Just A Taste: Solari Food Series - Francois Vecchio from The Solari Report on Vimeo.

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