1. Agriculture’s Version of 'Apple v. Windows': Rivals are developing different systems for precision farming, evoking comparisons to the old software war between Apple and Microsoft. (CNBC)

2. The Bee Thief Under My Own Hat: Bee theft is up across the globe as Colony Collpase Disorder puts the screws in beekeeping operations. And many apiarists suspect fellow beekeepers of being behind the thefts. (Modern Farmer)

3. Death on the Farm a Grim Reality of Agriculture: Row crops or livestock, chemicals or heat, tractor or trailer, grain bins or cotton gins — death is often a single mistake away. (Western Farm Press)

4. Making Wine in War: Warzones shed new light on the lengths winemakers will go. (The Atlantic)

5. America's Oldest Settler? Fruit tree planted at Plymouth still strong — 383 years later. (Daily Mail)

6. Farmer Suicides and Fodder Crisis: The Irish fodder crisis that followed the wettest winter in decades reaped a bitter harvest among farmers. (The Independent)

7. How to Build an Electric Scooter Out of Hemp: U.S. farmers may soon see the return of hemp as a viable crop alternative. Meanwhile, hemp research marches on. (Motherboard)

8. The Primal Pull of Farming: Growing group of Americans leaving the office for small farms? (BBC)

9. Looking for the Next Big Weed Weapon: “Palmer is best described as ‘Satan.’ That gives you an idea about how bad it is,” says weed scientist Aaron Hager. (Delta Farm Press)

10. The Post-Organic Apostle: Meet Leontino Balbo, the apostle of post-organic agriculture. (Wired)

 

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