Agriculture

"Western Water: Thirsty Westlands Faces Escalating Woes"

"MENDOTA, Calif. — Driving down Highway 33 through California's Central Valley, signs of the state's ongoing drought — and water wars — are everywhere. Fields of green winter wheat and diagonal rows of almond trees alternate with brown fields. Billboards every few miles read, 'No water = No jobs.'"

Source: Greenwire, 08/04/2016

Japan, South Korea Block U.S. Wheat Varieties Over GMO Concerns: USDA

"Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Monday."

Source: Reuters, 08/02/2016

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