Tsunami Troubles Continue & Weather Improving

Tsunami Troubles Continue & Weather Improving

Tsunami Troubles Continue & Weather Improving. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

An organization founded by Japanese-American farmers in California's Central Valley is spearheading an effort to help their counterparts in the disaster zone of northern Japan. The Nisei Farmers League is working with the J.A. Zenchu Farm Cooperative in Tokyo to distribute donated funds directly to small farms impacted by the earthquake and tsunami. Nisei member Curtis Miyake says the tsunami inundated crop land with sea water.

MIYAKE: Hard to fathom what they’re going through with the ground being saturated with salt. I have no idea how you would get rid of it. All I can think of is just putting more water down on it trying to push it out of the soil.

Even though the calendar says it’s almost May the weather around the northwest has been anything but May-like with snow still forecast in some areas. Meteorologists say that computer models indicate a shifting in the weather pattern that may signal the end of the wintry weather and a push toward warmer and not-so-wet conditions starting this weekend. It can’t come too soon for my taste.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.


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

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