A New “Success Files” Segment with Host Rob Lowe Will Cover Farming in the Pacific Northwest

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Agronomists share their best practices in retaining the freshness of their produce.

The ‘Success Files,’ a remarkably engaging public television series hosted by Rob Lowe, a TV and movie star, seeks to delve into the challenges facing farming in the Pacific Northwest. Farming is the backbone of the Pacific Northwest economy. It’s a way of life. This region of the United States has deep and rich soils and a maritime climate perfect for growing fruits and vegetables. On the arid hills of Cascade are arable lands suitable for wheat, potatoes, and apples. In the maritime waters are shellfish and seafood. However, farming in Pacific Northwest faces immense risk extinction.

Heightened urban development continues to eat into the fertile farming lands. Coupled with global economic changes that have made farming even harder, farms and ranches continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Not to mention the changing climate that has become extremely unpredictable. Farmers have started to feel the heat as most of them lack sufficient water for their crops. What’s more, with the climate changes, the temperature can no longer support proper growth of the crops.

Worse still, the marine water salmon may soon become past tense with the indiscriminate building of dams, pollution of the water sources and also the uncertain climate. As it is, Pacific Northwest may be struck by a food crisis if the relevant authorities do not take the necessary prevention measures to save this ecologically rich farming area of the US. It’s the only way to maintain a healthy economy and to guarantee food security not only for the Pacific Northwest region but also the whole of the United States.

"Success Files" series by Rob Lowe highlights issues affecting the society in the present day. All content is verified by a team of producers, writers and editors to make sure it qualifies and meets the highest standard for television on the national broadcast.

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