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Home Country – Getting back to the new normal

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"Ain't the same, is it?" asked Windy. He sipped some more coffee. 

"Know what you mean," said Doc. "Doesn't seem right, somehow."

"Guess we got to, howsomever."

"Afraid so."  Doc sipped some coffee too. "But you know, there isn't a Fourth of July parade that's worth your life."

To be honest, the elder folks in our community prolonged the Fourth of July plans until the last minute. I think it's a sign of our great trust in science, scientists, and our doctors that made us wait so long before shelving the parade this year.

USDA Update – June 30, 2020

Agriculture USDA Service Center Update

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • PRIMARY NESTING SEASON - March 15 - July 15 - NO ACTIVITY PERMITTED ON CRP
  • FSA 2020 ACREAGE REPORTING DATE:  EXTENDED TO AUGUST 14
  • CFAP - Signup May 26 - August 28
  • LFP - Signup ends January 30, 2021
  • 2020 - COUNTY COMMITTEE NOMINATION PERIOD - DEADLINE AUGUST 1, 2020
  • 2020 PLC YIELD UPDATE - Deadline September 30, 2020
  • WHIP+ signup - Begins March 23, 2020

Dear Dietitian – Is Kava Kava safe for reducing anxiety?

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Dear Dietitian,

I have been worried about a second wave of COVID-19, and this gives me anxiety. I just went back to work last week, but if there's a second wave of COVID, I am worried about my financial future. My friend was telling me she takes an herbal supplement called kava, and it helps her feel calm. Is it safe?

Meredith

Dear Meredith,