Soggy Seattle Does About-face With Record Dry Streak
SEATTLE (AP) — Just months ago, soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record. Now, the city has gone in the other extreme: Seattle is now into its longest dry streak since the previous record was set in 1951. The National Weather Service says as of Tuesday, 52 consecutive dry days have been measured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport...
U.S. Mexico Sugar Dispute; Trump Paris Accord Promise
**The U.S. seems to have the upper hand in the sugar dispute with Mexico because, according to industry officials, its refiners would be happy to get their needed imports from elsewhere. The U.S. is demanding Mexico agree to a new suspension agreement that limits the amount of Mexican sugar exports in return for U...
U.N. Warns of Ability to Feed Growing Population; Farm Bill Spending
**The U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization is warning that mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate. A new FAO report notes that although significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, "expanding food production and econo