1. Big Farms Getting Bigger

Big data gives and takes: What changes will the transition to data-driven agriculture bring? (The American)

2. Tinkers and Hackers

Ag Patent Explosion of the 1800s: A look at what has always been the genius of U.S. agriculture. (Modern Farmer)

3. Monsanto, Angels, and Devils

Monsanto is the great polarizer in so many agriculture debates and that’s unlikely to change soon. (Cosmos)

4. An Unlikely Hunter

Where food comes from: Killing the meat on your plate is the best lesson. (Vocativ)

5. Oil and Water Never Mix

Fracking and agriculture are a bitter pair when it comes to competing over water supply. (Denver Post)