Imperial Valley News
West Lafayette, Indiana - Due to the large usage of water in agriculture, many California communities no longer have running water, and collapsing aquifers have caused roads and buildings to sink several feet. Purdue University electrical and computer engineering professor David Ebert is using data collected from agricultural sites to respond to these problems.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Funding Awards to States for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Implementation
Washington, DC - More than 3,000 Americans are estimated to die each year from foodborne illnesses and many more are hospitalized and sickened. Yet most of these illnesses and deaths are preventable. While the U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, Congress entrusted the FDA with new authorities and resources – as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – to update and strengthen the FDA’s risk-based approach to the oversight of food safety.
Washington, DC - Dear Rusty: During my first career, which lasted about 25 years, I worked for companies that withheld Social Security FICA taxes from my income. In my new second career my employer doesn't take Social Security from my wages, but I'll still be eligible for a company pension after 15 or so years of service. From my co-workers I've heard about something called "WEP" which could affect my Social Security benefits, but when they try to explain it I get totally confused. Can you clarify? Signed: Changed Careers
Washington, DC - By saving, exchanging, and reusing seeds over thousands of years, farmers and gardeners carefully selected crops for various traits adapted to many growing conditions and climates, creating a rich genetic plant heritage that formed the base of the global food supply.
Imperial, California - In what is expected to be a utility first, the IID Board of Directors approved a power purchase agreement that will enable the district to offer solar energy to all of its low-income customers under a new community solar program.
Millbrae, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join local, state and national transportation, business and government leaders on Friday in Millbrae at a ceremony to commemorate the start of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project, which will convert Caltrain service from diesel equipment to high-performance electric trains.