Weed Candy & Clean Water

Weed Candy & Clean Water

Weed Candy & Clean Water plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Nothing quenches the thirst like a good, clean, cold drink of water. John Padalino, Acting USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator, has a suggestion when it comes the nation’s water.

PADALINO: I think it’s important for suburban and urban American’s to realize that when they get access to good, clean drinking water, our farmers and our rural American’s out there did a good job of conserving and having good stewardship practices out there. I encourage everyone to go visit your rural water system if you haven’t. Say hello to the board and hello to the folks that working out there that a lot of times we turn the tap on and don’t think about what’s required. It’s always good for the water systems out there to hear from their customers.

A new threat has appeared in the northwest public schools. Marijuana laced candy or weed candy. They look like green, skull shaped sweets but are odorless so students can simply suck on the candy and get high during class. The candy is running anywhere from a dollar to five dollars a piece and authorities are working hard to combat the threat. They are also analyzing the candy to see how potent each piece is and what else it may contain.

Now bolstering nutrition in recipes. Rod Bain has the story.

(USDA Report)

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

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