Overheard on Ag Radio: the Beef Checkoff is apparently in real trouble. This is the industry program that funds NCBA, where I used to contract. It funded the "It's What's For Dinner" campaign that resurrected Aaron Copeland's career, albeit a little late. This won't be good for the industry.
Also, it's tarantula mating season in the desert south of Colorado Springs. The 'burbs of the Springs have spread far enough south that some people are seeing them in their yards. I didn't even realize Colorado had tarantulas.