7 ag stories you might have missed this week

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

Satellite agriculture data, monarch trouble, state-of-the-art soil, and where goats live

Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.

1. Satellite mapping. NASA is poised to launch a satellite that is likely to capture the best information to date on soil moisture and, eventually, some intel on crop yields. Farm Futures

2. Monarch trouble. Last week we discussed the monarch butterfly and its potential Endangered Species Act listing due to dwindling populations and loss of key feedstuff, milkweed. Now there's another issue with well-intentioned efforts to provide more milkweed. Entomology Today

3. State of the art soil. A charcoal-rich product called biochar could boost agricultural yields and control pollution. Nature

7 ag stories you might have missed: Satellite agriculture data, monarch trouble, state-of-the-art soil, and where goats live

4. First steps in Cuba. White House acts on Cuban trade and travel changes pledged last month. Feedstuffs

5. Technology in the tractor cab. Consumer Electronics Show offers a glimpse at technology coming to cars that hasn't made it to tractors yet. Farm Industry News

6. New arrival. GMO potatoes have arrived, but will anyone buy them? NPR

7. Ebola's hidden costs. Though Ebola appears to be leveling off in Sierra Leone, its impact on agriculture continues to claim indirect victims. The Atlantic

And your bonus:

A Holstein, Jersey and crossbreed walk into a barn. Well, they didn't walk. And technically, they're all crossbreeds. Porterville Recorder

Ever wondered where every goat in the United States lives? Me neither, then I saw this graphic. Now I know – the goat is going mainstream. Washington Post

7 ag stories you might have missed this week

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