1. No-till to the End: David Brandt refuses to compromise on one thing: tilling. He never, ever tills his soil. (Mother Jones)

2. Silent Water War: Farms vs. Cities: Throughout the Central Valley — one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions — farmers, residents and cities have seen their wells go dry. (Washington Post)

3. Robot in the Orchard: Not enough workers to pick California's orange crop? Bring on the robots. (SF Chronicle)

4. Wine and Water Collision: Residents complaining about vineyards and the local water supply. (The Californian)

5. Satellites to Measure Crop Size? Statistics Canada may scrap one of its annual farmer surveys on crop yields in favor of a report that uses satellite data to estimate production. (Reuters)

 

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6. American Agriculture ain’t European: Euro theories about why American farmers get the job done. (The Economist)

7. Can GMO Trees Save the Forests? Biotech ventures into another frontier – the woods. (Salon)

8. Invasives Get Boost from Plant Scientist: Plant scientist who released 1,000 crickets in his garden receives police warning. (The Telegraph)

9. Beware the Farm Dominatrix: This really exists. Sadomasichists are in an uproar over having to pay to do farm work. (Spiegel)

10. Deaf by Pig: A farm worker claims he went deaf because of pig squeals — and he’s getting cash for it. (Fox News)

 

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