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October 30: Former farmer Tom Philpott, a writer for Mother Jones magazine, has a new book out called Perilous Bounty. It’s about the influences of politics and big business on agriculture, and about agriculture’s relationship to climate change.October 29: A California company, Terviva, has bred improvements to the pongamia tree to enable production of proteins and vegetable oils from the previously inedible beans from the tree.October 28: A Land O’Lakes subsidiary, Truterra, is doing a pilot project with a Seattle company, Nori, using blockchain technology to create a new voluntary carbon removal marketplace.October 27: The Animal Agriculture Alliance reports on the recent Taking Action for Animals Conference held virtually by the Humane Society of the United States. In the report, the Alliance refers to tactics and goals of an HSUS agenda against animal agriculture.October 26: Syngenta has acquiredValagro, a biologicals company based in Italy. Syngenta says the investment will help shape the future of the rapidly growing biologicals market and help deliver on the company’s Good Growth Plan.October 21-23: Chris Chinn is a family farmer and the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.October 20: The Farming and Agriculture industry is at the top of a list of 25 business and industry sectors in an annual poll by Gallup of public sentiment.October 19: GrainBridge is a free grain marketing application produced through a joint venture by ADM and Cargill.October 16: Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, has seen dramatic growth in ag student enrollment since reinventing the school’s ag program about 11 years ago. The director of the program, Jay Olsen, was a big part of that expansion.October 15: Ashley Boren, executive director of Sustainable Conservation, describes how her organization works with various farmers and farm groups to develop and implement projects that benefit both agriculture and the environment. She was featured in the Agri-Pulse Food and Ag Policy Summit West, and you can view the panel she participated in here.October 13-14: Agri-Pulse hosted a webinar last month featuring Alexa Combelic of the American Soybean Association and Mike Steenhoek of the Soy Transportation Coalition on the subject of infrastructure. You can view a recording of the event here.