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

Over 36 million people are under high wind warnings that stretch from the Oregon coast to the Great Lakes. Dangerously high winds are blowing across the Plains and the Midwest on Wednesday. We’ve seen reports of winds gusting in excess of 100-miles per hour. The wind is so strong many schools closed for the day in the western part of the state.

An ongoing pork recall by a producer in Michigan has been expanded. “Alexander and Hornung” initially recalled about 230-thousand pounds of ham and pepperoni products, because of possible listeria contamination. But now, federal food safety officials say more than two million pounds of meat are impacted. So far, there have been no confirmed reports of sickness.

Kraft wants to pay some folks not to buy its cream cheese this year for cheesecake. Friday and Saturday, you’ll be allowed to head to a special website to enter your information. Kraft will pick up to 18-thousand winners. Then, submit receipts for ingredients used in some other type of treat, and get reimbursed up to twenty dollars. Kraft says it saw demand for its Philadelphia cream cheese spike 18-percent last year as more people baked at home.

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