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)

2. Bean Blessing for Biotech

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

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)

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)

5. Vegetable Hysteria

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

Toe cheese and giant tractor

6. Icebergs No More

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

7. Farm Sector Bracing for Drop

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

8. Toe Cheese Delight

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

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)

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)

 

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