Dear EarthTalk: What will be the effect of all the flooding along the Mississippi River for organic farmers, given all the pollutants in the water? When they recover, can they still certify their products as organic? — Michael O’Loughlin, Tigard, OR

Puerto Rican Festival This Weekend

PERTH AMBOY – The 15th annual Hall Avenue Puerto Rican Festival will take place this weekend on Hall Avenue, between State and Cortland streets. It will run from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. –11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday.