Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Special Representative for Global Food Security Nancy Stetson will travel to Milan, Italy, May 18–21.
Washington, DC - On May 14, U.S. and Belarusian officials met in Washington to discuss human rights, civil society, and democracy. Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor Philip Kaplan, and USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Jonathan Katz participated for the United States in meetings with senior Belarusian Foreign Ministry officials, Director-General for Multilateral Diplomacy Yury Ambrazevich and Director for the Americas Oleg Kravchenko, as well as with Belarusian Charge d’Affaires Pavel Shidlovsky.
California dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy, stimulates ripple effect of $65 billion
Imperial, California - Cementing its place as California’s most important agricultural commodity by farm revenue, California farms sold about $9.4 billion worth of milk while the dairy industry contributed approximately $21 billion in value added to the gross state product in 2014, according to a California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) study conducted by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center (AIC). Including sales of inputs to dairy farms and milk processors along with raw milk and wholesale milk product sales, the dairy industry contributed $65 billion in total sales to the California economy in 2014.
Washington, DC - Today, Crimean Tatars mark the 71st anniversary of the Soviet government’s forcible deportation of more than 230,000 Tatars from their homeland. The event has been marked in Crimea every year since the 50th anniversary was commemorated in Simferopol in 1994. This year, however, under Russian occupation, the Tatars have been banned from marking the occasion with their traditional memorial demonstration.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Drones are positioned to change people’s lives, with tech giants building unpiloted aerial vehicles to deliver packages to homes or provide Internet access across the globe.