Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Agriculture, Farming, and Food Reading Picks for this Week

"The Watersplash" by Henry Herbert La Thangue 1900

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.
  1. Trump Budget Would Erase $38 Billion in Farm Supports | AgWeb
  2. In California, millions of dollars' worth of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are disappearing. Farmers are perplexed, the cops are confused, and the crooks are getting richer. | Outside
  3. There Aren't Enough Slaughterhouses to Support the Farm-to-Table Economy | Bloomberg
  4. Company Looks to Put Peoria on the Textile Map | Market to Market
  5. Double-Digit Jumps in Farmland Sales | AgWeb
  6. 'Plant Factories' Churn Out Clean Food in China’s Dirty Cities | Bloomberg
  7. Canadian Trends in Agriculture | Pig Site
  8. Some 1.6m acres of Saskatchewan to go unseeded | Agrimoney
  9. Organic farming expert John Mesko talks about how, despite barriers, it's still a growth industry | Star Tribune
  10. U.S. Organic Ag Sector Continues to Grow | US Agnet
  11. Corn seed treatment insecticides pose risks to honey bees, yield benefits elusive | Purdue Univ.
  12. American beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17 | Science Daily
  13. Omaha-based Gavilon still faces an oversupply of grain from record 2016 harvest | Omaha World-Herald
  14. IGC slashes grain stocks forecast, citing industrial demand for corn | Agrimoney
  15. The United States exported 6.9 million tonnes of DDGS between September 2016 and March 2017, up 6% from the prior year-over-year period. | World-Grain
  16. Nine of the World's Biggest Packaged Food Companies Have Launched Venture Capital Units | Climateer Investing
  17. Chairman of Brazilian Meatpacker JBS, Joesley Batista, Resigns After Revelations of Bribes | WSJ
  18. Trimble to Acquire German Precision Ag Company | US Agnet
  19. The pros and cons of commercial farming models in Africa | The Conversation
  20. Why are so many young Greeks turning to farming? | Aljazeera
  21. The world is running out of sand | New Yorker
  22. Charting China's Competitive Eaters | Bloomberg
  23. Calls to reform food system: 'Factory farming belongs in a museum' | The Guardian
  24. What ag schools really need to teach | Food Politics
  25. Which fabrics are most sustainable? | Tree Hugger
  26. Meat Substitutes: Soy, Mealworms, and Crickets | Conversable Economist
  27. Catnip Repels Mosquitoes More Effectively Than DEET | Science Daily
  28. Western Innovator: Duck eggs fill market niche | Capital Press
  29. Pediatricians Are Taking a Harder Line on Babies Drinking Fruit Juice | NY Mag

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