Americans apparently have too much toilet paper


I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

Farmers are starting to get some spring planting in. And things are moving ahead of average, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report. With 4-percent of the corn crop now planted. That’s 1-percent ahead of the five-year average. In some parts of the country, drought is making planting difficult, in other places, it’s too much moisture.

The pandemic, apparently contributing to a drop in carbon dioxide emissions. The Energy Information Administration reporting carbon dioxide emissions dropped 11- percent in the U.S. last year. The agency attributing it to the effects of COVID-19 and related restrictions. It says CO2 emissions fell in every end-use sector for the first time since 2012.

Americans apparently now have too much toilet paper. It’s reporting TP sales in January fell more than 4-percent from the same period last year. That’s before the spread of COVID-19 caused many Americans to load up on the staples, from toilet paper to sanitary wipes. Demand for toilet paper shot up last year, doubling in the second week of March and remaining elevated throughout most of last year. Now, the Wall Street Journal Reports, people are working through their stockpiles.

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