We could soon see $3 a gallon gas

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

Could we see gas reach 3-dollars a gallon soon? Gas buddy.com is a warning that could happen. It comes after OPEC agreed to leave oil production output unchanged. The decision sent crude oil prices rising to new highs with a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil nearing 65-dollars a barrel… The highest level since 2019. Gas Buddy says the decision from OPEC comes as Americans are starting to fuel up more, with gas demand last week reaching the highest level in nearly a year.

Now just single digits away from gas demand levels before the pandemic. Texas is now the fourth-largest milk-producing state in the nation. That’s according to a report from Texas Farm Bureau. It says the new ranking happened in December when the state’s milk production grew. For now, it has edged ahead of New York. But it says a pricing program designed to discourage over-production in the state may send Texas back to fifth place.

Plans are already in the works for next Christmas! A tree from the North Coast of California will serve as the official U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. The Six Rivers National Forest, based in Eureka, announced it had been chosen to provide the tree, which will be placed on the west lawn of the Capitol in early December. It’s the first time a tree from the Six Rivers forest has been selected.

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