Snake River Chinook Runs Higher and China Pork Herds Rebounding
**Contrary to recent claims that Snake River Spring Chinook runs are on the path to extinction, returns increased for the second year in a row.
According to Todd Meyers, with the Washington Policy Center, the Spring Chinook salmon run for the Snake River concluded last week, with more than 29,634 salmon passing the Lower Granite Dam, a 27% increase from 2020 and 55% above 2019 returns.
These numbers are in sharp contrast to predictions made by dam opponents just three weeks ago.
**Fresh data from China's state media indicates the world's largest pork producer is recovering from multiple years of African Swine Fever outbreaks.
The news, according to www.agweb.com, comes after the disease wiped out 40% of China's hog herd in 2019.
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs says
China’s pig herd rose 23.5% in May from a year earlier.
The sow herd also increased 19% year over year.
**The USDA recently hosted its first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair.
The virtual event highlighted U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions, businesses that are creating or implementing USDA-funded state-of-the-art technical solutions to reduce food loss and waste throughout the food system.
The fair’s food loss and waste publications, videos, links to exhibitors’ websites and other downloadable resources are available online for one year at …