President Signs WRRDA & Your Driving Costs

President Signs WRRDA & Your Driving Costs

President Signs WRRDA & Your Driving Costs plus Food Forethought. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Yesterday, the President signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, also known as WRRDA. He explains what WRRDA will mean.

OBAMA: This bill gives a green light to 34 water infrastructure projects across the country. And with Congress's authorization, these projects can now move forward.  So this bill will help towns and cities improve their commerce, but it's also going to help them prepare for the effects of climate change -- storms, floods, droughts, rising sea levels -- creating more adaptability, more resilience in these communities.

According to a new report from AAA there has been a 2.7% decrease in the cost to own and operate a sedan in the U.S. The study, 'Your Driving Costs', show the average cost fell 1.64 cents to 59.2 cents per mile, or $8,876 per year, based upon 15,000 miles of annual driving. In-depth findings of this year's study, including a breakdown of specific costs by category of vehicle and various annual mileages, are contained in the 'Your Driving Costs' brochure which is available at select local AAA branch offices.

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

Apple cider vinegar is one of those items most kitchens have on hand. My mother has always been a big promoter of using vinegar for just about every health and household problem. And she is right, there are very few things that apple cider vinegar can't help solve. Admit it, how many of you have used vinegar to clean your windows, condition your hair, discourage insects from taking up residence, sooth a sunburn, or drink as a weight loss aid? Our son likes to drink vinegar mixed with water, just like the ancient Greeks. He swears it will cure what ails you. Apple cider vinegar is one of the most useful natural products on the planet, and it is so affordable and easily accessible. The vast majority of claims for what vinegar can do aren't just old wives' tales, they now actually have medical research to back them up. So is apple cider vinegar a good thing to have on hand? Most definitely. While it is not necessarily the only thing you will ever need as a cleaning agent, digestion aid, hair rinse, breath freshener, skin toner, or insect repellant, it is most certainly a product not to be ignored. Oh, and did I mention it's a key salad dressing ingredient.

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

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