Trash Troubles & Weather Changes

Trash Troubles & Weather Changes

Trash Troubles & Weather Changes plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

It has been some time since we talked about sequestration but there are still some lasting effects going around and one that may affect tourism this summer. Some national forest officials say there is no money for clean-ups and that is leading to a pile up a trash. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest officials say money set aside to pay non-profit groups like Friends of the Trail is just not there. So if you are taking in a national park this summer, be sure to pack out what you pack in.

There has been no shortage of hot weather lately. Temperatures have been near or even over the century mark in many areas of the northwest. The midwest has once again been hot and dry as well but that should be changing according to meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

RIPPEY: The combination of an active monsoon circulation in the southwestern United States and a fairly strong cold front that’s dropping through the midwest and into the south will be the focus for some very heavy rainfall for the next several days. We expect anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain over the next 5 days. And it looks like northern Oklahoma, southern Kansas eastward through the northern Mississippi Delta will be the axis of the heaviest rainfall. Areas to the north and south of that boundary will see some shower activity. Primarily areas across the southwest, also in the midwest and the eastern United States seeing some 1 inch totals in a few spots.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

Ever had the whole family hop in the car with the intentions of going out to eat only to find yourself driving around endlessly because no one can decide where to have dinner?
You’re not alone. Studies have shown that when people are faced with numerous choices good or bad, they find it almost impossible to stay focused; much like a computer that when asked to do multiple tasks at one time will sporadically seize up. In today’s world we are bombarded with choices; from whether to have green tea, white, tea, or black tea, or skip that and go for a grande skinny double shot latte, to trying to pick out what movie to pop in for family movie night. Which by the way, shouldn’t take longer than the movie itself! Having a plethora of possibilities to choose from can be a good thing, but not when all those choices can cause extreme mental fatigue and low productivity. Perhaps Grandpa wasn’t stuck in a rut all those years having the same thing for breakfast day in and day out. Maybe just maybe he had it figured out, perhaps there can be too much of a good thing.

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

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