The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
Rana Mohtadi, a principal scientist at the Toyota Research Institute of North America in Ann Arbor, Mich., explains how she’s working on materials that will store more energy than what is available with lithium ion batteries and why she calls Michigan home.
In Cambodia, Women Help Women One Stitch at a Time
In rural Cambodia, on the edge of the Mekong River, a red dirt road barely accommodates the lone minivan as it winds its way over bumps and hairpin turns. Top-heavy palm trees sporadically interrupt the evenness of the grassy plains. Periodically, a cow stands alongside the occasional home. Once off the highway, there is not another vehicle to be seen.
Deckerville, Mich., May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Miss Michigan KT Maviglia visited Deckerville High School and the neighboring CITGO gasoline station on April 22 to teach students about the causes and impacts of hearing disabilities as part of a program sponsored by CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Marketer Tri-Lakes Petroleum.
Local CITGO Marketer raises funds for Food Bank of South Central Michigan
HOMER, Mich., Mar. 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – PS Food Mart and Folk Oil Company, a local CITGO Petroleum Corporation Marketer, surpassed its fundraising goal by more than $25,000 in its sixth annual fundraiser. “Fight Hunger, Give Hope” provides nourishment to thousands of families across southern Michigan through local food pantries, in collaboration with the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. The fundraiser ran in the month of March, raising a total of $78,000.