10 agriculture stories you should read today, Dec. 2

10 agriculture stories you should read today, Dec. 2

Death of a farm. Toe cheese. Vegetable hysteria. Icebergs no more. Biggest tractor on Earth. Farm sector drop? Bean blessing.

 

1. Death of a Farm

Fade to black: The end is near for fifth-generation producer Rob Koithan's small dairy farm, in operation since 1853. (The Buffalo News) [4]

2. Bean Blessing for Biotech

New soybeans may bring boost biotech’s image by taking benefits directly to the consumer. (New York Times) [5]

3. Rancher Slain

Rancher Robert Krentz was found near midnight, his body lying on the ground with his feet still inside his ATV. He was shot twice; his dog once. The only sign of his murderer was a set of footprints. (Arizona Republic) [6]

4. The Man Behind The Judgment of Paris

In 1976, promoter Steven Spurrier had no idea he was lighting the fuse on a California wine industry explosion: “I invited all the press, but they didn’t think California wines were even worth coming to taste …” (Wine-Searcher) [7]

5. Vegetable Hysteria

Once under the radar, mutagenesis is raising regulatory eyebrows. (Businessweek) [8]

Toe cheese and giant tractor

6. Icebergs No More

Towing icebergs to ease water scarcity is yesterday; transporting water in supertankers is today. (WFP) [9]

7. Farm Sector Bracing for Drop

Will it be a hard or soft landing in grain country? (Reuters) [10]

8. Toe Cheese Delight

A sure sign of the apocalypse: Researchers have made cheese from skin bacteria — feet and armpits. (Daily Mail) [11]

9. Biggggest Farm Tractor on the Planet

Ron Harman built the biggest farm tractor in the world. An absolute wicked 100,000-pound beast. (Modern Farmer) [12]

10. A Late Primer on 8 Thanksgiving Foods

A bit of history on cider, turkey, cranberries, oyster stuffing, sweet taters and marshmallows, tamales, rice, pumpkin pie. (Washington Post) [13]

 

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