Scientists are exploring how to get rid of stinkbugs, which are damaging farmers' crops across the mid-Atlantic region.
Many Washingtonians have come to accept stinkbugs as a nuisance, a tiny brown bug that crawls out behind cracks and crevices in your walls at the turn of the seasons. But for farmers, these insects are more than just an annoyance. And now the USDA is experimenting to see if the invasive Asian species, which is resistant to pesticides, can be brought under control by importing its natural predator - a parasitic Asian wasp. Sabri Ben-Achour takes a look.
Without a farm bill, dairy policy will revert to 1949 law, and wholesale milk prices could double. But the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman says she expects a bill to pass in January, in time to avert a spike in milk prices.
The bipartisan plan would head off any more budget battles for two years. But it also doesn't cut spending as much as some Republicans want or restore some of the funding that Democrats favor. Both sides being disappointed may be the key to the plan's success, though.
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