10 agriculture stories you should read today, Jan. 23

10 agriculture stories you should read today, Jan. 23

Sunuvarancher: Patriot's Logan Mankins. 75,000 free acres. James Bond's EPA. Drone arrest. Frankencorn. End of wine innocence. Vegetable sins. Daily gore.

 

1. Sunuvarancher [4]

The New England Patriot’s Logan Mankins can grind it out with the best — and he gained his toughness growing up on a 10,000-acre ranch in California. (Daily Reporter) [4]

2. 75,000 Acres for Free [5]

It’s a bit of a tangle when a man wants to donate 75,000 acres and nobody wants it. (New York Times) [5]

3. James Bond’s EPA [6]

A fraud tale too ridiculous for fiction: James Bond ran loose at the EPA for over 13 years and nobody noticed. (WFP) [6]

4. First-Ever Drone Arrest Case Ends [7]

Cattle producer Rodney Brossart will serve six months of a three-year sentence after his involvement in the first-ever drone arrest case in U.S. history. (U.S. News & World Report) [7]

5. Tech Firm Growing Grapes, Raising Pigs? [8]

Chinese Internet companies are making money anywhere they can, even hogs and organic grapes. Maybe it’s not so surprising: Lenovo, the planet’s biggest pc maker, is already China’s No. 1 blueberry and kiwi distributor. (Fast Company) [8]

Vegetable sins, daily gore

6. Hawaii’s Frankencorn Debacle [9]

The GM debate is running buck-wild in Hawaii, with hyperbole and fanciful claims seizing the day. (Reason) [9]

7. California Almonds at the Back of Beyond [10]

Doesn’t matter where you’re standing on the planet. If you’re eating an almond — it was probably grown in California. (Los Angeles Times) [10]

8. End of Wine Innocence [11]

The Rudy Kurniawan fiasco. (Decanter) [11]

9. Vegetable Sins [12]

No shame; even for thieves. Who steals Brussel sprouts from nuns? (The Irish Independent) [12]

10. Daily Gore [13]

A return to the Circus Maximus. Hog, water buffalo and stallion fights — all in the name of tradition of course. (Daily Mail) [13]

 

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