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Keep your cold foods cold, and your hot foods hot

A food safety specialist says when it comes to cook outs there’s one important rule to keep in mind. Kenneth King says keeping your cold foods cold and your hot foods hot helps limit the risk of food-borne illnesses. AUDIO: Healthy Living on food... Read More.

Red meat, poultry in cold storage below a year ago

U.S. red meat in cold storage fell below year ago levels. The USDA says red meat stocks at the end of May were 5% lower than last year at 929.67 million pounds, reflecting good demand, partially canceling out the year-to-year increase in monthly production.... Read More.

Red meat, poultry stocks in cold storage tighten

Red meat and poultry stocks in cold storage at the end of January were below year ago levels. That’s due to a combination of lower rates of production and solid demand. The USDA says red meat stocks were 964.835 million pounds, down 11% from... Read More.

Wet, cold beginning to 2024 for Missouri

January was colder and wetter than normal for much of Missouri. The USDA says statewide temperatures averaged 3 degrees below normal, while precipitation was more than 2 inches higher than average, pulling soil moisture levels higher and bringing some, but not all, of Missouri... Read More.

More dairy in cold storage

There’s more cheese but less butter in cold storage. USDA’s new report shows natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses as of the end of the year were up slightly from the end of November, but down from a year ago.  Total natural cheese in... Read More.

More snow and very cold weather dominates the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, widespread snow is falling early Friday in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region.  Meanwhile, bitterly cold, windy weather is returning across the western Corn Belt, leading to dangerously low wind-chill readings.  Friday morning’s minimum temperatures plummeted... Read More.

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1

By the Kansas Corporation Commission TOPEKA, Kan. — The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, will begin on Wednesday, November 1 and remain in effect... Read More.