Your Voice Matters in the “Super Safe Pecan Debate”!

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

There’s more proof people are spending a lot more money at the grocery store right now rather than eating out. Take a look at this telling graphic from USDA. You see a red line with a big spike in April of this year. That’s when researchers say total food spending at home hit a high of 66-percent. Usually, they say food spending has a consistent seasonal pattern, which you can also see. But they say the pandemic upended all that.

We told you scientists managed to kill off a nest of murder hornets in Washington State. Now we’re learning more about how they found the nest in the first place. USDA’s Ag Research Service saying they used a scent to lure a couple of the hornets into traps. The scent, something that smells like sweet fermenting rotting fruit. After catching two live hornets, they equipped them with transmitters and released them, tracking one back to its nest in a tree near the city of Blaine.

Is this a debate at your house is it Pea-can or puh-con? Well, the pecan industry, or whatever you want to call it, wants you to weigh in on which you think is right as part of the so-called “Super Safe Pecan Debate”. There’s no need to go to a polling station to cast your vote. Just head over to pecan debate.com. Once you take the virtual pecan poll, you can enter for a chance to win one of 300-limited- edition pecan snacking fleece blankets!

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