Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Agriculture, Farming, and Food Reading Picks for this Week

"Gathering Bracken" by Henry Herbert La Thangue 1899

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture. For those Ag news junkies who land here, you've probably noticed the fairly new "Twitter" page tab. Use it to find additional news items, with a lighter and more diverse range of subjects than is covered here on Tuesday News.
  1. FAO Biannual Food Outlook Report (PDF) | FAO
  2. What's the deal with transmission and eminent domain? An Example from Iowa. | Center for Rural Affairs
  3. What’s up with trade in agriculture? | Food Politics
  4. Between 2007 and 2014, 15.8 million acres in the CRP program were not re-enrolled | Environmental Working Group
  5. Iowa farmers have pulled nearly 750,000 idled acres back into production in a seven-year span | DesMoines Register
  6. Wheat production in 2017/18 expected to fall sharply (Chart) | USDA
  7. FAO Food Price Index rebounds in May | FAO
  8. Slugging it out with a new contender in the GMO debate | Grist
  9. A new drive-thru salad bar should scare McDonald's and Burger King | Business Insider
  10. Nation’s tallest timber building to rise in Portland | Inhabitat
  11. New Consortium to Reduce Greenhouse Energy Use | Cornell Univ.
  12. Silvopasture: Integrating Agriculture and Forestry | NCSU.edu
  13. Combatting weeds with lasers | Alpha Galileo
  14. Visit Tsukiji, a ‘Great Wonder of the World,’ While You Still Can | Bloomberg
  15. Spies In The Field: As Farming Goes High-Tech, Espionage Threat Grows | NPR The Salt
  16. Surging Demand for Organic Produce Widens Supply Gap | USAgnet
  17. FBN Says New Marketing Tool Connects Farmers with 4,000+ Buyers | Agweb
  18. Denver-area marijuana companies pay more for warehouses, mainly concentrate in four places | Denverite
  19. National Corn Growers: Innovation Challenge to Find Next Big Thing for Corn | USAgnet
  20. Rural Mainstreet Climbs to Highest Level in Almost Two Years | Creighton Univ.
  21. Corn area growth rates are high in the former Soviet Union region (with Chart) | USDA
  22. Here’s how no-slaughter meat goes mainstream | Grist
  23. Salmon Farming Industry Handbook 2017 (PDF) | Marine Harvest
  24. Backyard chickens blamed for salmonella outbreaks. Do not snuggle with them, CDC says. | Denver Post
  25. This Farmer Wants To Give Animals A Better Life — And Death | NPR The Salt
  26. Where New York City's millions of square feet of farmland are hidden | Business Insider
  27. The Greening Of Alaska: Vertical Hydroponic Farming & Alaska Natural Organics | The Science Times
  28. Walmart built a giant vending machine that retrieves groceries | Business Insider
  29. Hong Kong's Rooftop Farms | BBC
  30. Comment: They are making a much bigger deal out of this than it is. Calorie count? Percent of food?
  31. Despite balanced global food commodity markets, shipping costs and import volumes will lift worldwide import costs to over $1.3 trillion this year | USAgnet
  32. Tart Cherry Production Expected to Fall 23 Percent | USAgnet
  33. Maharashtra govt announces blanket loan waiver for farmers | The Indian Express
  34. Butter’s comeback boosts creamery in Oregon | Capital Press
  35. Creating Pollinator Habitat along roadsides | The Field
  36. 7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South | NPR The Salt
  37. By 2025 –that’s in less than 8 years from today– 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and two thirds of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions. | IPS
  38. Sustainability/Farm Books to Read in 2017 | Sustainability Food Trust
  39. Toddlers Who Drink Milk Alternatives May Be Shorter; Difference is small, about a half inch at age 3 | WebMD
  40. Eat Your MicroGreens | USDA
  41. This bubble-shaped greenhouse is filled with medicinal healing plants | Inhabitat
  42. Starving prostate cancer with what you eat for dinner | Medical Press
  43. An egg a day appears to help young children grow taller | BBC

RECIPES BONUS:
Quinoa Salad Recipes | Huff-Post

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