Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday Links +

Reed Harvest ~ Richard Friese ~ 1900

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.

  1. Global food prices monitored by FAO fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests. | FAO
  2. FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief April 2017 | FAO
  3. How to Keep Businesses (and Small Towns) Alive When Owners Retire; In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America? | Yes Magazine
  4. Iowa water sensors show 2016 uptick in nitrates; State's sensor network is one of the largest in the nation | The Gazette
  5. Microbes, New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests in Africa | IPS
  6. Farms could slash pesticide use without losses | Guardian
  7. 3 Big Myths about Modern Agriculture | Scientific American
  8. Prospective plantings turn up few surprises | Magic Valley
  9. Biochar provides high-definition electron pathways in soil | EurekAlert!
  10. Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world | Phys.org
  11. Land retirement is on the table again as Congress prepares for the new farm bill. | Successful Farming
  12. This Missouri (organic) study sheds light on some of the challenges of cover crops | Phys.org
  13. Low payout ends farming dream; A Canterbury farmer says he is being forced to sell up because of Westland Milk's low payout. (interesting story) | Stuff.co.nz
  14. The Race To Fish Slows Down. | NPR The Salt
  15. Amendment allows Greek farmers to purchase, lease state land they've cleared, cultivated for decades | Naftemporiki.gr
  16. Stanford study explores risk of deforestation as agriculture expands in Africa | Stanford.edu
  17. Prices for irrigated cropland, and ranchland in Texas, the top US cotton and beef producing state, are near record levels according to the Dallas Federal Reserve | Agrimoney
  18. Catastrophic Antibiotic Threat from Food | IPS
  19. "Palmer amaranth has spread through seed sold to farmers in the conservation program" | Reuters
  20. How is China feeding its population of 1.4 billion? | China Power.csis.org
  21. Water quality bill stays alive in Iowa Senate, but some lawmakers have reservations | DesMoines Register
  22. Graph of adoption of herbicide-tolerant alfalfa annual increase | USDA
  23. Monsanto, the world's largest supplier of vegetable seeds | Tech Insider
  24. Agriculture is depleting world aquifers, new satellite measurements show | MinnPost Earth-Journal
  25. 100-hectare urban farming district comes to Shanghai | Horti-Daily
  26. From cotton fields to high street racks, fashion bids to be 100% sustainable | Guardian
  27. KFC to Eliminate Human Medicine Antibiotics from Chicken | US Agnet
  28. Fish mislabeling practices and other reasons not to eat fish | The Walrus
  29. Photos: This is how food looks before it is harvested | IMGUR
  30. Farm Animal Photographer Rob MacInnis | Bored Panda
  31. "Superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits." | Real Clear Science
  32. Mariners to offer toasted grasshoppers at Safeco concession | ESPN


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