Happy Easter, good riddance, Lent. Here are a few stories to check out between your holiday engagements:
A Body's Worth - SBNation
The Roomies - Grantland
Betting the Farm - Bloomberg. I believe we just went with ARC-County. That seemed to be what most everybody did, and if it turns out to be wrong, Congress will probably bail us out.
CFTC Charges Kraft, Mondelez with Wheat Price Rigging - AgWeb. I think this hits me much worse as a wheat farmer than it benefited me as a Kraft and Mondelez shareholder. Way to go, corporate overlords.
Solving One Of Maryland's Biggest Problems: Chicken Poop - Modern Farmer. More on issues with chicken manure on the Delmarva peninsula here.
Brutal U.S. Winter to Blame For Soaring Easter-Egg Prices - Bloomberg. Seriously? Sounds like bullshit to me.
The Fake Meat Industry's Quest To Make Faux Taste Real - The Salt
Drug-Resistant Food Poisoning Lands In The U.S. - NPR
Scotch on the Rocks While Bourbon Is Booming - Wall Street Journal
How Much Water Californians Use - New York Times. 80 % agricultural use. See also, California Chases Easiest Water Savings, Not Biggest - FiveThirtyEight. 3.375 million acre-feet of water a year go to almond orchards. Holy shit, that's a lot.
The Arctic climate threat that nobody's even talking about yet - Washington Post
The Awe-Inspiring Power of Baroque Churches - Slate
Buried Alive in a Grain Silo - longreads. Previous story here.
This Is How We Lose Them - Cincinnati Magazine
The Great Cocaine Treasure Hunt - GQ
Why Do People Still Die of Rabies? - Priceonomics. Because poor people in third-world countries die from it, so there isn't any money to be made.
Not his finest hour: the dark side of Winston Churchill - The Independent
Next, We Muslims Bring Sharia to Indiana - Daily Beast
Stuck in Seattle: The Aggravating Adventures of a Gigantic Tunnel Drill - Bloomberg. The Travails of Bertha.