Tired of Video Calls? You’re Not Alone!


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

Efforts to feed people continue to be a concern during the pandemic. One researcher predicts more than 50-million Americans, including 17-million children, will be food insecure this year. Craig Gunderson of the University of Illinois developed this map. It’s called the Map the Meal Gap. He combined the current data with projected unemployment numbers. The map shows some hardest-hit states which have food insecurity such as Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and New Mexico will continue to have high rates of food insecurity. Those areas are in dark green. He says those states have a larger service sector, which is seeing larger increases in food insecurity. Jefferson County, Mississippi has the highest food insecurity rate in the country at 30- point-4 percent.

A new study by global staffing firm Robert Half shows video calls may be wearing some people down. 76-percent of those surveyed report they participate in virtual meetings. 38-percent said they’ve experienced video call fatigue since the start of the pandemic. 26-percent say the practicality and novelty of them have worn off the past eight months.

Here are two great combinations that apparently go great together, bacon and beer. Waffle House and Oconee Brewing Company are teaming up to bring you Bacon and Kegs Bacon-Infused Red Ale. The company says it smells like bacon, and pairs well with breakfast foods. It goes on sale on December 18th.

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