Ag News: First White Strawberry
**The first WHITE strawberry, that smells a bit like a pineapple, will go to market in the U.S.
According to thepacker.com, University of Florida Institute of Food and Ag Services is releasing two new varieties this year, neither has been named yet.
Strawberry breeder, Vance Whitaker says white strawberries have been popular for some time in Japan, but this is the first white strawberry here.
The strawberry is white inside and out when ripe and has a slight pink blush on the skin with red seeds.
**On Saturday, December 12th, Senior 4-H’ers in Georgia will log in and connect with others for the VIRTUAL 4-H Fall Forum event “Georgia 4-H: We Stick Together.”
The annual event, according to morningagclips.com, will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. and will feature games, a virtual dance and time to meet other 4-H’ers.
4-H’ers will also have the opportunity to submit presentations, posters and exhibits throughout the day.
**The House Democratic Caucus has approved Representative David Scott to serve as the chairman of the House Ag Committee.
The Georgia Democrat will take over in January from Minnesota Representative Collin Peterson who chaired the committee for six years, but lost reelection last month.
Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson, a Pennsylvania Republican, will serve as the ranking member of the Ag Committee after being selected by the Republican Steering Committee.