That's right, I'm not dead yet. I was just busy side dressing corn, baling hay, going to graduation parties, working at the town festival, celebrating my birthday and generally sitting around. Here are a bunch of stories to try to make it up to you, with more to come tomorrow (or maybe the next few days):
Why Canadian milk infuriates Donald Trump - The Guardian. After years of getting crushed, Canada's system probably sounds pretty appealing to U.S. dairymen.
Crisis on the High Plains: The Loss of America's Largest Aquifer - The Ogallala - University of Denver Water Law Review. U.S. agriculture creates so many of its own problems.
Plants repeatedly got rid of their ability to obtain their own nitrogen - Ars Technica
New tariffs spark fears in WNY: 'It makes me a lot less competitive' - Buffalo News
A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’ - The Atlantic. I'm sure that'll work out well for us.
Trump’s Got a Crazy New Plan to Save the Dying Coal Industry - Mother Jones. There is never a shortage of terrible ideas in this administration.
Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers - AP. Also, corruption.
‘He Pretty Much Gave In to Whatever They Asked For’ - Politico. Our Negotiator-in-Chief. You have to read about The Art of the Deal and The Apprentice.
Catholic sister's retirement marks end of Sisters of Charity affiliation with Sacred Heart - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. There is a lot of this going on.
Trump’s Right-Hand Troll - The Atlantic. America's most famous Duke alum.
America’s Boxcar Pool Has a Leak in CSX - Wall Street Journal
The Engines of the Largest Container Ships in the World, and Challenges their Manufacturers Face - Wolf Street. You have to click through to see the crankshaft photo.
What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities - Pew Research Center
US rivers drawn to show average annual flow - Map Porn (via Lynn Sosnoskie)