Washington, DC - California, with $2.9 billion in certified organic sales, continued to lead the nation in certified sales, accounting for 38 percent of the U.S. total in 2016. It also had the largest share of certified organic acres and farms. Three states had more than 1,000 certified farms: California (2,713), Wisconsin (1,276), and New York (1,059).

Washington, DC - Ask your Congressman to not penalize Americans who have preexisting medical conditions. The idea floating around now in Congress that insurance companies will be able to charge higher amounts to Americans who are sick is a bad idea.  This is an idea from the medical insurance lobbyists who continue to buy Congress. They hand out millions of dollars in money to the campaign coffers of our politicians. The Congress people are supposed to be representing you and your district but they often get bought when they arrive on capital hill.

Jacksonville, Florida - Avril Lavigne topped a McAfee study of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

Washington, DC - Global Counterterrorism Forum Deliverables Fact Sheet:

New York, New York - As the U.S. federal government fails to act on climate change, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined former Secretary of State John Kerry and fellow U.S. Climate Alliance co-chairs New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee today in New York to release a new report that shows Alliance states are on track to meet – and potentially exceed – their portion of America's Paris Agreement commitments.

Washington, DC - Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made some of the first movies of the structural changes in tiny catalyst particles that may someday help them more efficiently build miniature electronic circuits and other nanotech devices. The movies may suggest new ways to custom-design the catalyst nanoparticles, leading to more efficient production and improved control of the materials they help fabricate.