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KVCR News has your daily news rundown at lunchtime.

5/11 KVCR Midday News: UC Riverside’s New Plant Research Building Testing Drought-Resistant Rice, CA Public School Enrollment Down, & More

Tuesday through Thursday at lunchtime, KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  • At UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 building, they’re testing how to grow rice to withstand drought and flooding in India and growing new cowpea plants to send to Africa.
  • Regional patterns have emerged as enrollments in California’s public schools has fallen for 6th straight year.
  • There’s a growing movement to plant more trees on school campuses to provide shade.
  • Road improvements are underway in Idyllwild to repair potholes.
  • Local college students are encouraged to apply for CalFresh before June.