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Water Intake Technology and Smithfield send food to Florida

Water Intake Technology and Smithfield send food to Florida

From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your agribusiness update.

**The new technology, which allows farmers to detect the thirstiness of their trees, can help them make better irrigation decisions and achieve better yields.

Researchers at UC, Davis, tested SENSORS in different commercial orchards as part of a four-year study, funded by the Almond Board of California, to measure the water potential of a tree’s stem, the amount of energy a plant needs to draw water. floor.

Two sensors tested by the research team have made their market debut in recent years.

**The National Federation of Dairy Farmers says the short-term temporary lifting of restrictions on infant formula imports to address the shortage is a positive step to address the supply gap.

NMPF President Jim Mulhern said we did not oppose the newly passed bulk infant formula legislation given its targeted volume and limited timeframe.

But, Mulhern says his group “categorically” opposes efforts that would create long-term dependency on foreign suppliers for a nutritionally critical food.

**Smithfield Foods is sending over 37,000 pounds of food to Fort Myers, Florida to help recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ian.

The protein will be delivered to Mercy Chefs, a Virginia-based nonprofit organization that is spreading to disaster areas across America.

They will help serve free, chef-prepared, restaurant-quality hot meals to victims, volunteers and first responders in Fort Myers.