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Bailey Nurseries Continues Growth In European Market
Bailey Nurseries made its first major appearance at the world’s largest horticultural trade show, the International Plant Trade Fair (IPM) in Essen, Germany last month. They joined nearly 1,600 exhibitors from 45 countries, in addition to over 57,000 attendees, to present the company’s best-selling brands: Endless Summer® Hydrangeas and First Editions® Plants. Bailey Nurseries has done business in Europe for well over 10 years, where they currently work with 10 licensed growers in six countries. Additionally, they have licensees in Australia, South Africa, and China.

Water and Climate Update
The Natural Resources Conservation Service produces this weekly report using data and products from the National Water and Climate Center and other agencies. The report focuses on seasonal snowpack, precipitation, temperature, and drought conditions in the U.S. For the contiguous 48 states, the current U.S. Drought Monitor shows over 36% of the area in moderate to extreme drought. Drought now affects more than 77 million people. Much of the drought in the East, Southeast, and Southcentral U.S. was reduced or eliminated by heavy rainfall during the past week. In contrast, drought conditions have worsened or expanded in the West, Southwest, and southern Plains. There was no change in Alaska over the past week, while rainfall in Hawaii helped to improve conditions there. Check out the report.