As of January 15,the CDC reports that the outbreak appears to be over. Contaminated romaine from the Salinas, CA growing region that made people sick in this outbreak is likely no longer available. Consumers need not avoid romaine lettuce, or any other produce, from the Salinas, CA growing area. FDA will continue its investigation into potential sources and contributing factors that led to the outbreak in order to inform future prevention efforts.
FDA, CDC, and California health and agriculture authorities concluded their investigation of the common grower noted as having supplied romaine lettuce linked to three concurrent outbreaks; this outbreak which includes cases in the U. When investigators arrived on the ranches there was no romaine lettuce in the ground and the fields had been plowed, as the growing season had already ended.
Investigators collected water, soil, and compost samples to be analyzed. So far, sample results have come back negative for the three outbreak strains of E. FDA did find a strain of E.Corn Harvest on hold (2019)- Vlog 46
This strain of E. Although this grower was determined to be a common supplier for all three outbreaks based on available supply chain information, the romaine lettuce from this grower does not explain all the illnesses seen in the three outbreaks. There are no products that caused these illnesses left on the market. The outbreak in Washington state sickened 11 people. This outbreak has also been declared over. Results will be shared publicly when the investigation and analysis are concluded.
On Nov. Products in this recall were produced with the same lot of lettuce that was used to produce the packaged salad that the Maryland Department of Health found to contain E.
The products subject to the recall can be found in a spreadsheet on the FSIS website. FSIS will likely update the poundage as more information becomes available. FSIS has posted product labels on its website. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Mary Toscano, Consumer Affairs Manager for Bonduelle at Members of the media with questions regarding the recall can contact the Bonduelle Newsroom at or bfa-newsroom bonduelle.
However, eating or drinking food or water contaminated with certain types of E.This was my twentieth full season in Bordeaux, having arrived just before the harvest inwith being my first full vintage viewed at close hand.
My experience is that no two vintages have been the same and, despite the considerable changes across two decades and the enormous investments in new wineries, equipment, viticulture, people and so on, it is still the weather — and how we and the vines respond to it — that determines the quality and quantity.
Many estates did well in but it was inconsistent. Overall volume will probably be a little less than the year average of million litres Note that and were the low crops of the last decade and they brought down the average figure: the pre year average, forwas million litres, albeit with a slightly larger vineyard area an average in those years ofHectares versusin the last decade.
Harvesting Sauvignon Blanc with a fancy new machine at Chateau Bauduc. Sunday, 15 September Bordeaux production compares quite favourably with the comparison.
In general, the autumn and winter rainfall was about average in November, December and January, but it was pretty dry in February and March. The region had, quite significantly, a rainfall deficit between October and Marchwith about mm less rain on average than the norm mm. There was though a mm difference between one area and another, with some zones receiving markedly unequal amounts of rain.
The level of rain is significant because, among other things, under appellation rules growers are not allowed to irrigate their vines except infant ones that are not yet in production. The best Bordeaux vintages, likeandhave just enough rain — but not too much — in July, August and September, after a normal, wetter spring. Bordeaux saw enough spring rain and then a dry summer and September.
Timing is important: as we shall see, most of the rain in June fell in the first half of the month, while in July most fell on one day at the end, and in September too most of the rain came near the end of the month.
Overall it was a dry growing season. Margaux, for example, had mm of rain from 1 January to 13 October the end of the harvest therea third down on the year average of over mm. Rainfall tells one part of the story but obviously the vines need sunshine. And, for the fruit, cool nights to contrast with hot days. Here are the average temperatures by month for those same six sub-regions, with the year average for Bordeaux in brackets.
As a backdrop, the autumn and winter was fairly mild, with the exception of a cold January. Following the April bud break and the early season growth, May was noticeably cooler than average, before the flowering began at the end of the month. June, August and September were broadly in line with the average, and July considerably warmer. The 23 May was just before flowering inand the start of flowering for earlier ripening years. You can see that got off to a slow start — as did both the superlative vintage and the difficult season, so things can go either way.
We were some way behind at this stage indespite a heat surge towards the end of June. July was a hot month — compare the accumulated temperature with, say, and The figures do give a fair impression. Stylistically, based on this, it would be no surprise if ended up as a mythical blend ofandwith a little thrown in.
By that I mean the charm and drinkability of the s, the straightness and classicism of the s, the freshness and fruity appeal of the s, and the warmth of I have then averaged out the numbers per day. There was also a frost alert in mid-April, with some localised damage, but nothing on the scale of the damage caused in late April As I said above, the growing season got off to a slow start with a cool May, and it then warmed up considerably for the start of the all important flowering just as we approached the first, glorious weekend of June.
Some vineyards flowered successful over these few days. I was walking around ours, encouraging the vines to hurry up as we could see the forecast, because on the Wednesday it thoroughly poured with rain. There was intermittent rain over the next week or so, and it cooled down considerably. The impact varied enormously from one zone or area to another: some vineyards were completely unaffected, while others had uneven bunches from one row or even one plant to the next.
Some uneven fruit set on old merlot vines in Pomerol, 25 June Once the flowering was out of the way, the bunches and grapes grew in fine weather, becoming hot and sunny from the end of the month and throughout a very warm July.HTN's Official Sponsors. Note: We will be updating our report every Thursday afternoon through the first week of December. We hope this will be a valued resource in planning your next adventure and tracking the migration through the waterfowl hunting season!
Harvest Update 2019
At HuntTheNorth. Down from 20, in the previous survey. It was also reported that they had 1, Canada geese on the refuge. They finished by saying that since this survey all the water has froze up.
Up from 4, in the previous survey.
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He stated that overall his season was good with all the water in the area this fall. Luke finished by saying that there is still plenty of geese around to finish the season off for the next couple weeks. He also reported that they are starting to see an increase in Canada geese. There may be a few late season divers and mergansers left on the river and the warm water ponds are now holding large numbers of Canada's and some Mallards but overall the big push is now south of the metro area in MN for the year.
On Saturday expect a high of 45 with a low of 37 and generally sunny skies with a S wind at mph. Look for a high of 50 on Sunday with a low of 32 and mainly cloudy skies with a SW wind at mph.
Down from 1, in the previous survey. It was also reported that there were 6, Canada geese in the area. Up from 6, in the previous survey. Up from 22, in the previous survey. It was also reported that there were 2, geese in the area. Up from in the previous survey. It was also reported that there were 3, Canada geese in the area. Up from 2, in the previous survey. He stated that he has since seen an increase in Mallard numbers.
Rob finished by saying that Canada goose numbers up. He stated that he also saw an influx of honkers move into the area. Don finished by saying that they also have a good number of Spoon bills, Gadwall, and Widgeon. On Saturday expect a high of 36 with a low of 26 and overcast skies and WSW wind of mph.
Sundays high is expected to be 34 with a low of 28 and cloudy skies with a SW wind of mph. Only a couple small spots on big water are still slightly open. They finished by saying that they are still seeing an occasional flock migrating south. They stated that they still have a few in the area but the majority have now moved south. He stated that they had a really good season this year. Dan reported that they had a good Swan migration right to the end of his season.
Dan finished by saying that they also had really good numbers of ducks all season and a lot of Bluebills this year.
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Most all of the waterfowl have pushed south. They still have huntable numbers of divers on Devils Lake but the big push is south of them now. Kyle also stated that they have some decent numbers of mallards in the area but they are wrapping up the season after their hunts this weekend.
Kyle finished by saying that there are large concentrations of Snow geese in central ND right now as well. Last Updated November 14Thank you for choosing HGO as your marketing partner. Overall, was a successful harvest year. Many processes that were pain points at HGO last year were significantly improved this year; demonstrating the commitment of the HGO team to continuous improvement and to our growers.
Sampling Process Our chain of custody procedure allowed us to track your samples through the process eliminating any possibility for lost or misplaced samples. Within the first week of grading, we identified that Agri Seed, our third-party tester, had some personnel that were grading too harshly. We quickly recalibrated the graders and retested all the affected lots. This is another example of our commitment to look out for your best interests.
Crop Comparisons Recapping the harvest compared to prior years, the crop size was slightly lower than expected. For the first time, Jefferson overtook Barcelona as the largest variety. Final numbers on the total industry crop size are not expected until January. Defects Many growers harvested early while the weather was still dry, which contributed to good quality nuts despite the rainfall being higher in than or See below for weather and defect information:.
Average defect rates by variety were:. MyWilcoLife Blog. Owner Membership. Wilco Sponsorships. Wilco Careers. FFA Forever. Specialty Programs. Ag Locations. See below for weather and defect information: Average defect rates by variety were:.Pennsylvania hunters killed more deer in than at any other time in the last 15 years.
So says the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which released deer harvest estimates March The total take wasThat was up by 4 percent over the year before, and the biggest kill sincewhen hunters tookAccording to the commission, hunters killedantlered deer, an increase of 10 percent over the harvest ofThat wasMeanwhile, hunters last year killedantlerless deer. That includes 10, taken with chronic wasting disease deer management assistance program, or DMAP, permits.
That was on par with recent seasons. Hunters killeddoes in andin About 69 percent of the doe harvest was made up of adult antlerless deer. Button bucks accounted for 16 percent of the take, and doe fawns the remaining 15 percent.
The harvest was not equitable across all wildlife management units. The state has The doe harvest was down in about half of them. Things dropped furthest — by 39 percent — in unit 2H, in the northcentral part of the state. It declined 23 percent in 3A, also in the northern tier, and 20 percent in 1B, in the northwest region. Continuing a long-term trend, archers accounted for a significant part of the overall harvest. They killed 74, bucks and 71, does. Local Front - - -. Sports Front - - -.
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More Sports Stories.What's in season in Apriland other timely information:. Please note that actual dates may vary by as much as two or three weeks due to weather conditions, geographical location of the farm, and other factors.
And since new varieties are always being developed, and farms may plant different varieties, it is always advisable to call a farm earlier than the expected beginning of a season to verify on the status of the product you are interested in. This is a general guide only! Southern and Central California is below, Northern California is farther down the page. Then learn to can and freeze! Toggle navigation.
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Most of the year, depends on the variety. December to June, depends on the variety. See this page for examples. Come see the giant pumpkins! Call the City Parks and Recreation Department for more information or to find out how to enter your pumpkin at Thomas Plaza.
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Local artists display their work at this social event. Call Lee Rossavick at or visit quietmountain.The past year will be remembered for its extremes. Flooding, fieldwork delays, and disease plagued commodity growers across the Corn Belt in To start the year, most of the Midwest had adequate moisture.
Just a handful of counties in Minnesota and Missouri reported abnormally dry conditions on January 1, Drought conditions were more prevalent in the Plains, with moderate drought in northern North Dakota. Several counties in North and South Dakota reported abnormally dry conditions to start the year. Overall, January was wetter than normal with precipitation more than 2 inches above average in much of the southeastern Corn Belt. Photo credit: Iowa Environmental Mesonet. Some of the coldest weather in generations hit farms stretching from North Dakota to Iowa late in the month.
The month ended with even fewer abnormally dry counties in both the Midwest and Plains. Only a few counties in extreme northwest Minnesota reported abnormally dry conditions. Although abnormally dry conditions persisted in several Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota counties, no moderate drought conditions were reported in those states.
Looking ahead to planting season, Meteorologist Kyle Tapley predicted spring would arrive slightly later than normal, especially for Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas.
Temperatures across much of the Corn Belt were below average through the month of February.
Map credit: Iowa Environmental Mesonet. Map credit: Brad Rippey, U. Department of Agriculture. There were no dry conditions reported in the Midwest at the start of March.
About nine counties of Nebraska were abnormally dry on March 5. Map credit: Eric Luebehusen, U. Jim Sugarek, a south Texas corn farmer, had most of his corn planted by the beginning of the month.
As bitter cold and snowstorms continued into March, farmers struggled to get tiling work done in time for seeding corn and soybeans.