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Chinese Government Tells Farmers to Replant or Switch Crops
Chinese Government Tells Farmers to Replant or Switch Crops
China’s record heatwave is beginning to disappear, and farmers are assessing the damage caused by the lengthy dry spell.  Reuters said the Chinese government is urging its producers to replant or switch crops where they can.  Over 70 days of extreme temperatures and low rainfall have hit the country’s crops hard.  Rain is forecast ov...
DelBene: Funds Will Help NW Producers Hurt By Heat
DelBene: Funds Will Help NW Producers Hurt By Heat
Last month, western Washington representative Suzan DelBene announced that the farming community may be eligible for disaster-related relief funds due to excessive heat and droughts. “Many on this call I know experienced firsthand this series of heat waves, the heat dome that hit the Northwest last summer, including the time in June where our temperatures went up to 120 degrees.  Pai...
Farmers Must Think About Skin Care
Farmers Must Think About Skin Care
Whether temperatures climb above 90 degrees or remain relatively cool, it’s important that everyone in the farming community thinks about skin care this summer and protecting the body’s largest organ.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and Melissa Ploeckelman with the National Farm Medicine Center says for farmers it’s incredibly important they think about sun safet

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