10 agriculture stories you should read today, March 17

10 agriculture stories you should read today, March 17

Coon Dog Killer. Pope Loves His Plonk. EPA’s Permit Planet. Rosewood Mafia. House with no Corners. Concrete Soil. Drought Costs Coming.

1. Coon Dog Killer

It takes a sorry fella to gun down another man’s dog. When Newell Gill’s coon dogs strayed and treed on posted property, the landowner played judge-and-jury, killing one of Newell’s dogs on the spot. (Seark Today)

2. Food Labels: Devil in the Details

The biggest problem with the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food? “Congress is among the loosest of loose cannons, and once it is engaged in crafting legislation, given the reality of low scientific literacy and political horse-trading, there’s no telling where we’ll end up.” (Forbes)

3. Feral Leviathan

One hunter, one .308, and one less 500-pound invasive beast. (Daily Mail)

 

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4. Pope Loves His Plonk

What country is guzzling the most wine per capita? France … Italy … US? Try the Vatican’s 800 residents — and it ain’t just communion wine. (The Financial Express)

5. EPA’s Permit Planet

Got a permit for that ditch? Precisely which water sources will need a permit under Clean Water Act regulations? Agricultural exemptions may not mean much when it comes to EPA interpretation of the fine print. (New York Times)

Rosewood Mafia

6. Drought Costs Coming

The almond industry isn’t certain when the drought impact will be fully felt, but it’s on the way: “Maybe not this year, but certainly in 2015, when the water-starved 2014-15 crop goes to market.” (Wall Street Journal)

7. Rosewood Mafia

A rare tree and a booming illicit trade valued in the billions. The rosewood tree has become the holy grail of illegal logging. (BBC)

8. House with no Corners

Recycling a silo into a wicked house. (Motherboard)

9. Concrete Soil

Cary Fowler explains the hows-and-whys of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. (Bloomberg TV)

10. 50-Foot Tall Granddaddy

Farmer Greg Novak moved snow away from his greenhouses and then kept on piling, using a skid loader to create a 50-foot snowman named “Granddaddy.” (St. Cloud Times)

 

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