On Thursday, USDA announced it was awarding $72.9 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant program funding for Fiscal Year 2022. The funding, via AMS, will go to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
One would think his 'handlers' (advisors) would know enough to remind him you can't legally transport apples from infested Western WA, to clean zones on the East Side. Beyond the technical law, it exposes voracious pests to our clean crops.
Remember that phrase, "What's it got to do with the price of tea in China?" Well, a lot of things used to relate to the price of tea... but not anymore. For the Mid Columbia, the price of wheat, lentils, onions, hops, grapes and apples is everything. Now India is messing with that!