Memorial Barbecue & Gas Prices

Memorial Barbecue & Gas Prices

Memorial Barbecue & Gas Prices. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

This is the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend and there will undoubtedly be a lot of picnics and outdoor barbecues going on. Tina Hanes of USDAs' Meat and Poultry Hotline says there is only one way to precook those ribs or other meats prior to grilling to assure proper food safety.

HANES: You can’t precook it the night before and put it in the refrigerator to finish the next day. You can’t do it a few hours ahead. People like to do that to save time but that’s dangerous. If you are going to precook food partially on the microwave or on the stove you have to make sure that that food goes immediately on a preheated grill to complete cooking.

Yikes! Gas prices could jump and probably will this weekend according to Gas prices in Washington and Oregon could rise as much as 35 cents per gallon due to tight supplies that are boosting prices. That could push the average price for unleaded to $4.59 in Washington and $4.56 in Oregon by Sunday. The current national average of $3.68 a gallon. Huh? AAA says they are not getting the same information is reporting and they expect prices to stay steady or even drop slightly over the weekend.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.


That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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