“The alternative crop, he says, may be especially important this harvest. Flooding in the Midwest kept some fields wet late into the planting season. And farmers are struggling with the effects of a trade fight with China, which has crippled exports of American agricultural commodities like soybeans.” NYT: Amid Trade War, Farmers Lean on a New Crop: Hemp. (I’m glad I’m not the only one turning to formerly illegal crops to get through the Trump era…)

+ China’s Breeding Giant Pigs That Are as Heavy as Polar Bears.