**Chinese firms claim they have purchased 700,000 metric tons of pork from the U.S. this year to meet market demand, but U.S. government data shows smaller pork sales.
According to agweb.com, weekly USDA export sales data show recent buying has increased China’s pork purchase total to around 300,000 metric tons for shipment this year and about 135,000 metric tons for delivery in 2020.
Travel & Leisure magazine's website posted an article ranking "America's Coolest Desert Towns" and Yakima came in at #10 out of 16. The article noted our standing as America's dominant growers of hops and apples and the hard work it took to turn the Yakima Valley from barren desert to a thriving agricultural hub and America's 3rd largest wine producing region...
WhatsYourPrice.com, a new dating website that requires users to bid on opportunities to date attractive people, has taken gold digging and shallowness to the far end of extreme.
The website explains it's for those who "have high standards" and are "willing to pay" to go out with someone they find attractive.