By Walt Hickey Money To Avert An Agricultural Scourge When entomologists call a bug, “the weirdest, most pernicious insect I’ve ever seen,” in print, you have my attention: billions of dollars of crops are at risk to the Lanternfly, a mothlike bug who’s infestation has prompted a 4.5 million acre quarantine in Pennsylvania. This thing makes the marmorated stink bug look like a mere locust, and Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture speculates the bug could cause $18 billion in damage in that state alone. It’s since spread to New York and Virginia and New Jersey. Clearly, the federal government is responding to this threat with its full attention, namely by committing
The article about the spotted lanternflies was particularly topical for me. A friend of mine lives up in the Lehigh Valley, in Pennsylvania, and he has been finding them everywhere. We don't have them down where I live..............YET. I suspect that that's just a matter of time, though.
I will say this, though: We had tons of stink bugs here about five to ten years ago, and now I find maybe one or two a year. Hopefully, they will find a way to eradicate this pest as well.
The expected value analysis given for touchdown conversions assumes all points have equal value. This is true enough early in a game but importantly faulty late. A coach ordering a 2 point try in a tied game with no time left should be fired, at leaat.
I just want to say, regardless of the controversy, the new star wars movie is bad.