1. When a Minnow Trumps Agriculture

Sacrificing farming on a green altar: The Delta smelt controversy is a tale too ridiculous for fiction. A great read and a hekuva farce. (National Review)

2. GMO Horizon

Demand, demand, demand: Sure there’s enough food to feed everybody right now. Wait till 9 billion are walking the globe. (MIT Technology Review)

3. Tea Party, Farm Bill

Rural America, Tea Party, Farm Bill in a Gordian knot? (The Atlantic)

4. Monsanto Takes Ride on Organic Bus

There’s a trillion dollars riding on global produce and Big Ag is moving toward a much larger share. There’s been no Damascus conversion on the non-GMO and organic road — just recognition of the profits to be made. (Wired)

5. How to Catch an Ag Thief

Tractor thieves, tree nut bandits, cattle rustling: The skinny on rural crime.(Modern Farmer)