Thieves Use Drones in California and Cosmic Crisp Volume Soars

Thieves Use Drones in California and Cosmic Crisp Volume Soars

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Potential thieves in rural California have been using drones to locate equipment and tools they want to steal, many that can’t be seen from a public road.

Authorities in Solano County report arresting two suspects in drone-related thefts, and deputies describe similar situations in other rural-crimes.

They’ve warned farmers to keep valuable equipment out of sight from the air if possible, as well as locking it after use.

**After a record-breaking sophomore year that’s not over yet, Cosmic Crisp® apple’s growth trajectory indicates it will hit the top of the apple chart in no time.

According to, Nielsen data shows Cosmic Crisp hitting #11 in sales dollars for March, and #14 over the past year.

Retailers that aren’t currently selling Cosmic Crisp® apples are missing out on sales and customer expectations.

Nielsen data shows a 595% increase in sales and 720% in volume for March alone.

**Participants in the USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, may soon see a temporary increase to their benefits for purchasing fruits and vegetables.

With $490 million provided by the American Rescue Plan

Act, USDA has offered states, tribal nations and territories the option of boosting the cash-value voucher benefit by more than THREE TIMES for up to four months to provide additional relief.

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