Frozen Turkey Inventories Down


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

More than 80-nations are teaming up to cut methane emissions. The announcement, coming out of the COP-26 World Leaders Summit in Scotland, with the US among those taking part.

President Biden announced a new effort to stop methane leaks from oil and gas drilling. The EPA estimates the new effort would cut 41-million tons of emissions from 2023 to 2035. That’s more greenhouse gas than all the carbon dioxide from US cars and commercial airplanes in 2019.

You might not see as many frozen turkeys in the grocery stores this year ahead of Thanksgiving. That’s because inventories are down about 24-percent from average. Stocks of frozen turkey meat usually build throughout the year until the fall. That’s when retailers get ready to meet holiday demand, but right now there’s less of a buildup due to the lower production of turkeys this year.

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station recently got to dine on tacos in space. Complete with green chile that was grown right on board the space station. They started growing the hatch chiles in July to learn more about “plant-microbe interactions”. Astronauts have grown other food in space before, but this was their first-time trying peppers because they can take a long time to germinate and bear fruit.

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