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5 Agriculture Headlines Not To Miss, June 11

June 11, 2014
By: Chris Bennett, Farm Journal Technology and Issues Editor google + 
 
 

1. Another Slurry Death on the Farm

An eight year old boy died as he mixed slurry alongside his father in the latest of a long chain of slurry-related deaths. (BBC)

2. Agriculture and farmers are killing America

We will all soon be dead if U.S. agriculture is not stopped, because in the realm of ill health, there is no sickness or malady that can’t be blamed on farming. (AgWeb)

3. John Wesley’s Colorful Map

John Wesley Powell, the first to shoot down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, once created what was essentially an irrigation map of the West, but nobody wanted to look at it. (New Republic

 

For more, see 5 Agriculture Headlines Not To Miss, June 9

 

4. Cleopatra’s Beautiful Complexion

Whether Cleopatra used to fill up the tub to soak in camel milk or not, 2,000 years later producer Frank King believes it may be the next super food. The U.S. camel population may be as high as 5,000 – and King has 23. His camels produce 2 gallons of milk each day, which King hopes to sell for $18 per pint. Bring on the herd. (KHOU) 

5. The Burning

Texas’ oil and gas boom has set off a population bomb. The cities must drink and agriculture may end up holding the shortest straw. (Salon)

 

For more, see 5 Agriculture Headlines Not To Miss, June 9

 

 

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