Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday Links +

Preserved Peaches ~ Janet Fish ~ 1975

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.
  1. Kansas farmers traveling a hard road back to the 1980s | Kansas.com
  2. Agriculture economy under strain | Kansas.com
  3. Who Killed the Finest Soybean Soil in the World? Sabal Trail. | Agweb
  4. Kimbal Musk: How Millennials Will Forever Change America’s Farmlands | Fortune
  5. A Future Farming Industry Grows In Brooklyn (More Kimbal Musk) | Huff-Post
  6. Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy | NPR
  7. Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware | Motherboard
  8. Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents | NYTs
  9. Will Water Works' dismissed lawsuit lift pressure on Iowa farmers? No, officials say | DesMoines Register
  10. Canola farmers may become fishes' best friends | Agrimoney
  11. Inside Costco's Magic | Fortune
  12. Brazil's Tainted-Meat Probe Leaves World Hungry for Chicken | Bloomberg
  13. Planting native vegetation for productive crops | Phys.org
  14. Experimenting with new protein sources | World-Grain
  15. Who Is Sonny Perdue? 10 Things You Need to Know About Trump's Pick for Agriculture Secretary. | Cosmopolitan
  16. On Deck: Perdue’s Poverty Policies; Nominee for agriculture secretary oversaw tighter benefits programs as Georgia governor | WSJ
  17. Trump's Agriculture secretary nominee pressed on proposed ag, rural program cuts | CNBC
  18. Can organic cotton become as mainstream as organic food? | Missoulian
  19. Nobody Likes Food Waste... (while discussing food waste is nothing new, it is a safe subject) | The Packer
  20. California is a Leader in Climate Smart Agriculture | Medium (Bioneers)
  21. Retail food prices in 2016 declined for the first time in nearly 50 years | USDA Graphic
  22. Automated harvesting continues to gain | The Packer
  23. This robot that grows animal feed is 400% more productive than a human farmer | Tech Insider
  24. Decline in farm share of U.S. food dollar mirrors drop in farm commodity prices | USDA Graphic
  25. Niman Ranch (sustainable, grassfed meats) acquired by Blue Apron | PR Newswire
  26. We need more organic farming! | Ecologist
  27. Agriculture 6th most dangerous U.S. occupation | Western Farm Press
  28. Washington spends millions on crop research. Why doesn't more go toward the foods we're actually supposed to eat? | Politico
  29. Hubris Alert! 2017 Ethanol Industry Outlook Report | RFA
  30. Urban farmers grow veggies in freight containers in Arizona | USA Today
  31. Japan's school lunch program also teaches children how to eat | Treehugger
  32. Researchers grow heart tissue on spinach leaves | EurekAlert!
  33. Canada: Trudeau put to work at new Lufa Farms greenhouse | HortiDaily
  34. This Beekeeper Wants You to Stop Eating Counterfeit Honey | Munchies
  35. Gluten free rice-flour bread could revolutionize global bread production | Medical Xpress
  36. Kale Salad Recipes | LA Times

HEALTH PICK:

A Positive Outlook Is Good for Your Health | NYTs

THIS WEEK'S VIDEO:

"We don’t need to feed the world, we need to get smarter about food. The Industrial food system built in the 60s and 70s has left us simultaneously fat and starving and it’s time for it to die. There’s an opportunity for smart young entrepreneurs to build a new smart food system that supplies the natural, local food people are demanding. Farmland is available, new technologies have created new possibilities and investors are flooding into the sector."--Kimbal Musk Sep. 2015



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