Liquor Store Pot Sales & Extending the Internet

Liquor Store Pot Sales & Extending the Internet

Liquor Store Pot Sales & Extending the Internet plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Getting Wi-Fi in my home can be difficult but live out in the country 10 to 100 miles and it is almost impossible. Bill Moffitt of Ayrstone Productivity talks about their AyrMesh Wi-Fi hub system.

MOFFITT: No trenching cables, you know putting things overhead and the limit to an Ethernet cable is only 100 yards. At that point you have to go to fiber and that’s just even more touchy and more high cost. This is a low cost way to get that Internet access and have a local area network that you can use across your property. You can put things onto the local area network like our AyrScout camera that allows you to put a set of eyes on anything on your farm so you can keep an eye on it

I’m not convinced this is such a good idea but Washington Representative Mary Lou Dickerson has introduced a bill in the state that would allow for the sale of marijuana in state-run liquor stores. Her idea is to regulate it, get it out of the hand of criminals and drug cartels and tax it. I welcome your comments.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

Sometimes it seems you just can’t win for losing.  Those of us who have been using reusable shopping bags are finding that out the hard way.  Seems there’s a wee bit of a problem concerning an excess amount of lead contained in most of these bags supplied by major retailers. When tested for consumer safety by Frontier Global Sciences in Seattle, nearly half of forty-four national chains reusable shopping bags were discovered to have amounts of lead that were over the limit set by most states for retailed packaging. The list of retailers whose bags are weighed down with lead reads like a whose who, with Safeway, Walgreens, and CVS leading the pack. Appears that in the race to appease the environmentalists and legislators by replacing plastic and paper bags with reusable shopping bags this little tidbit was overlooked, or just plain ignored. Most of the bags tested were made from non-woven polypropylene, a material most commonly used in the making of reusable grocery bags. And guess where the majority of this material is generally made, that’s right, China. Oh my, anyone else getting a strong feeling of déjà vu? 

Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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