The crazy continues unabated in DC. Here are some links that are a little more enlightening than the shit coming out of the White House:
The End of Scarcity in Agricultural Commodities Means Failing Farms in the U.S. - Big Picture Agriculture. Hard times are a comin'.
1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed It - The Salt
How fancy cheese may save some small-scale dairies - Harvest Public Media
America's Biggest Asphalt Plant Is Shutting When the Country Might Need It Most - Bloomberg
"This Is My Town" - Slate. A review of Glass House, a book covering the decline of Anchor Hocking, a glassmaker based in Lancaster, Ohio.
The New Face of American Unemployment - Bloomberg
Evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam; failure of emergency spillway is possible - Los Angeles Times. I haven't heard anybody mention them yet, but I'd also be worried about levees in the Sacramento River delta.
The Myth of Apple's Great Design - The Atlantic
Speaker of Record-The man behind the fiscal fiasco in Illinois - Reuters. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.
What Steve Bannon Wants You To Read - Politico
Trump's Labor Pick Loves Burgers, Bikinis and Free Markets - Bloomberg. Warning: The top photo may cost you your lunch. The ones further down are much, much better.
Why Trump's Conflicts of Interest Won't Hurt Him - The New Yorker. Compares Trump to James Traficant. Considering voter support in the Mahoning Valley helped propel Trump to the White House, the comparison is apt.
Breitbart alumni shape the message at Trump's White House - The World. If you can listen to that interview and not consider Sebastian Gorka the most overbearing asshole ever, I don't want to drink a beer with you.
GOP Plan to Overhaul Tax Code Gets Held Up at the Border - Wall Street Journal
The Next American Farm Bust Is Upon Us - Wall Street Journal. It is going to get worse before it gets better.