Ag News: Heat Hits Barley Crop and Cleaner Air Boosts Corn Yields
Record heat and drought are taking a toll on the U.S. barley crop this year, a factor that could hamper a key ingredient in beer brewing.
Governor Declares Statewide Drought Emergency
The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett areas are not included in the declaration, with the governor’s office saying that those areas have enough water storage to get through the summer.
Ag News: Slower Pork Processing Speeds and Market Diversity
Slower line speeds are now the rule at six pork processing plants under the new Swine Inspection System after a federal court ruling this year ordered packing plants to slow things down.
Ag News: Little Change in Food Prices and What Worries Producers Most
With food prices stabilizing, an annual American Farm Bureau survey shows little to no change in the average cost for items featured in a summer cookout.
Ag News: China Ban on U.S. Ag Land Purchases
An amendment to a House Ag appropriations bill introduced last week prohibits the purchase of agricultural land by the Chinese government.
Ag News: Rural Americans Vaccinations and Chicken Prices Double
As the Biden administration pushes to get 70% of all adults at least one dose of COVID vaccine by July 4th, the President says we can only do it with rural America's help.
Ag News: Cosmic Crisp Volume Soars
After a record-breaking sophomore year that’s not over yet, Cosmic Crisp® apple’s growth trajectory indicates it will hit the top of the apple chart in no time.
Ag News: 4-H Applauds Broadband Infrastructure
President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is too costly and includes more than infrastructure. The 4-H says it could help bridge the rural urban digital divide.
Seattle Mariners Spring Training News! Lets Go Around the Horn
Seattle Mariners Spring Training News! Lets Go Around the Horn! Seattle Mariners top prospect Jarred Kelenic will be sidelined due to a strained adductor muscle in his left knee.
Ag News: Mexico’s Ban on U.S. Potatoes
The National Potato Council is encouraging Mexico’s Supreme Court to affirm the draft ruling that would overturn Mexico’s ban on U.S. fresh potato imports.