U.S. on Brink of Shortages
Another huge meat plant has been closed indefinitely in the U.S., with experts saying the country is just weeks away from shortages. At least eight major U.S. meat facilities have seen halts in the space of a few weeks. Tyson Foods Inc. said Thursday it was shutting its beef facility in Pasco, Washington, while team members undergo testing for Covid-19. That’s adding to an avalanche of news that’s hit in just the past day. Tyson closed two of its key pork plants. Case counts continued to mount, including in Canada, where industry groups are saying they’ll probably hold back some of what’s usually exported to the U.S. Meanwhile, the head of JBS SA, the world’s top meat producer, warned of shortfalls.
Get Diggin A Garden This Weekend
Whether you’re preparing for a crisis and reducing your risk of contracting coronavirus, or just eating better and trying to stay healthy. You should try to have some fresh garden fruits and vegetables available this summer. It could sustain you for days, weeks or even months, and it will minimize the need to go out for groceries.
You can’t just rely on foraging, fishing, or hunting, which I doubt the majority of the readers here are ever going to get into. But growing your own nutrient-dense vegetables like leafy greens, tomatoes or cucumbers is a good way to start.
When preparing for a crisis, or just enjoying the fruits of your labor, you will need to have a summer supply of food. So keeping a garden growing, even a small one with a few plants in planters will help you in many ways: It will also help out later this year when the virus may have subsided, but the shelves at the grocery store haven’t kept up with the demand.
Busch offers year of free beer to couples with weddings postponed amid coronavirus
Busch Beer is offering a year of free beer to couples whose weddings were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The company says that while wedding plans “may be on ice for the time being” they still want to give wedding gifts to America’s happy couples.
To qualify for the free beer, couples must post a photo together and explain how they’re planning to celebrate their big day when it eventually arrives. Photos must be posted using the hashtags #BuschWeddingGift and #Sweepstakes.
The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 1.
250 winners will be selected in a random drawing on May 2.
Those who are not getting married can still participate in the sweepstakes by tagging a friend and using the hashtags #MyFriendsWedding and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win Busch merchandise. Those 50 winners will also be selected on May 2. Click here for the sweepstakes complete rules.
Post a photo of yourselves and tell us how you’re planning to celebrate, along with #BuschWeddingGift and #Sweepstakes for your chance to win.