Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Agriculture, Farming, and Food Reading Picks for this Week

Fruit Harvest ~ Cuno Amiet ~ 1914

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.
  1. The big consequence of the Amazon-Whole Foods deal no one's talking about | Chicago Tribune
  2. U.S. Commodity Markets Respond to Changes in China's Ag Policies | Choices
  3. Congressional Budget Office: Farm Subsidies Costing Taxpayers $7.5 Billion More Than Expected | EWG
  4. Grain Stocks: Corn Up 11% from 2016, Soybean Up 11%, All Wheat Up 21% | AgWeb
  5. U.S. ethanol production capacity continues to increase (graph) | EIA
  6. ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime.” | Omaha World-Herald
  7. Rural (de)population change varies across the United States (Map) | USDA
  8. Egg executives in Iowa salmonella case must report to prison | DesMoines Register
  9. Farm Bureau, USDA reports show drop in food costs | Agripulse
  10. Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Expected to Be Size of New Jersey This Summer | Weather.com
  11. ‘Father of No-Till’ honored for pioneering work | DeltaFarmPress
  12. Study paints a confused picture of how insecticides are affecting bees | ArsTechnica
  13. Canadian Farmers Plant More Canola Than Wheat for First Time Ever | Bloomberg
  14. Increased Dakota Impact on U.S. Row Crops (Impressive graph) | DTN
  15. China Doubles Subsidy for Farmers to rotate crops | Successful Farming
  16. Labor costs dominate food safety expenses for California leafy greens producers (graph) | USDA
  17. California Adds Herbicide Glyphosate Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals | Huff-Post
  18. Weed resistance to glyphosate on GMO crops: EPA needs to do better | Food Politics
  19. Rice planting in Mequon is historic first for Wisconsin | USA Today
  20. The last Oscar Mayer meats will roll down the line in Madison on Thursday | Madison.com
  21. The Amazon's New Danger: Brazil sets sights on palm oil | The Guardian
  22. Egg market drowning in supply sends prices to lowest in a decade | MySanAntonio
  23. Baby-food subscriptions take culture of convenience too far | Treehugger
  24. Can drinking tea prevent dementia? | Harvard Health
  25. Could Vitamin C Be the Cure for Deadly Infections? | Smithsonian Mag

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