|DIY Tractor Repair Runs Afoul Of Copyright Law|
KCUU (Lawton, Oklahoma) - 8/17/2015. By Laura Sydell - The iconic image of the American farmer is the man or woman who works the land, milks cows and is self-reliant enough to fix the tractor. But like a lot of mechanical items, tractors are increasingly run by computer software. Now, farmers are hitting up against an obscure provision of copyright law that makes it illegal to repair machinery run by software.
|Luckiest Farmers in Maine|
Country Folks - 8/17/2015. By Troy Bishopp - “We’re the luckiest farmers in Maine,” said pasture aficionado, Joe Grady of Two Coves Farm. The historic seaside community of Harpswell, steeped in lobstering tradition and providing scenic vistas for vacationers, seem to be the lucky ones as they balance out their seafood diets with local, pasture raised and garden delicacies.
|Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?|
Oregon Public Broadcasting - 8/17/2015. By Ken Christensen - Honeybees need a healthy diet of pollen, nectar and water. But at a bee laboratory in Eastern Washington, Steve Sheppard fills their feeding tubes with murky brown liquid from the forest.
|Glyphosate herbicides are toxic below regulatory safety limits|
GM Watch - 8/17/2015. A new review of the scientific literature shows that glyphosate herbicides may be toxic below regulatory safety limits. Dr Robin Mesnage and co-authors examined a number of different types of toxic effects to arrive at their conclusions, including liver and kidney toxicity, neurotoxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and teratogenicity (ability to cause birth defects).