The world’s package delivery leader is also a leader in the emerging, potentially high-margin delivery-drone field. UPS’s Flight Forward unit is partnering with health care systems and others in North Carolina, Virginia, and Utah to deliver patient samples to labs, prescriptions to patients, and supplies to hospitals. Delivery by drone is up to 10 times as fast as by van, as the unmanned aerial craft fly past traffic jams. And since they don’t choke roadways, drones help reduce CO2 emissions.
Smith’s Food and Drug Joins Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
This week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Smith’s Food and Drug to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Utah Food Bank. Smithfield also contributed nearly 35,000 pounds of protein to the Maryland Food Bank. Smithfield’s contributions are part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.
“Rural school districts in the U.S. struggle to deliver the same educational experiences provided by their larger suburban and urban peers…Technology…holds great promise for rural communities working to improve outcomes for students and leverage their existing resources toward even greater impact.”1
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.