Food Crisis


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Farmageddon Looms: Only 30% Of US Corn Fields Have Been Planted, 5 Year Average Is 66%
2019 is turning out to be a nightmare that never ends for the agriculture industry. Thanks to endless rain and unprecedented flooding, fields all over the middle part of the country are absolutely soaked right now, and this has prevented many farmers from getting their crops in the ground. I knew that this was a problem, but when I heard that only 30 percent of U.S. corn fields had been planted as of Sunday, I had a really hard time believing it. But it turns out that number is 100 percent accurate. And at this point corn farmers are up against a wall because crop insurance final planting dates have either already passed or are coming up very quickly. In addition, for every day after May 15th that corn is not in the ground, farmers lose approximately 2 percent of their yield. Unfortunately, more rain is on the way, and it looks like thousands of corn farmers will not be able to plant corn at all this year. It is no exaggeration to say that what we are facing is a true national catastrophe.


earth human
I wonder what will happen to fuel prices, most of that unplanted corn is said to have been headed to be turned to ethanol for states that mandate it in the fuel.


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Floods Will Cause Shortages of THESE FOODS - Organic Prepper
Which Foods are Going to Be Scarce
When we look at the currently impacted states, here’s which crops and livestock will be impacted:

  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Hay
  • Alfalfa
  • Oats
  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
Take a good look at that list. Grains are not just used for baking bread. They are used extensively in CAFOs for livestock feed. Grain prices go up, so does the cost of meat. Hay and alfalfa are also key crops for feeding cattle and horses. Check out the price increase for hay due to fires, drought, and now, flooding



This one is from when California was doing water rationing and they were saying the the drought was permanent due to climate change.


earth human
having grown foods that need pollinated and doing it by hand,
things like squash will likely double in price if the bees go away
most things will be at about that range of price change.
or at least they will do that in the USA
we know how much work this is to do.
and in places in china the bees are gone from pollution already,
and that is what they have been doing for years already.
things like corn and wheat are totally unaffected as they are wind pollinated.
things like tomatoes, peppers, and beans are self pollinating, so no change there either


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There's a global crop loss map in the link. :eek:
New Crop Loss Map Shows A Trainwreck Unfolding Before Our Eyes
According to this recent story over at the website Eater, US farmers are turning to twitter to vent their frustration with the wettest 12 months on record in the Great Plains and American Midwest, weather that has caused extreme flooding, no crops planted in the ground and guaranteed crop shortages and higher food prices for Americans in the months ahead, with many farmers using the twitter hashtag #NoPlant19 to bring more attention to their plight.

Warning within their story that as of May 31st, only 58% of the nation's corn had been planted (compared to 90% at this point in time during an average year) while only 29% of soy had been planted (compared to 66% at this point in time during the average year), their story warned that layer of stress on the agricultural industry is only intensified when you zoom out to the international level, where farmers around the world are facing various dire situations.

As we see in the global crop loss map above that was created by Ice Age Farmer (interactive and searchable at this link) and hear in the 1st video at the bottom of this story also from Ice Age Farmer, "farmers across the nation and indeed the world are calling out in unison about a catastrophic growing season". Warning that many are suffering from 'cold and wet' while other crops are being destroyed by violent hailstorms and other bizarre weather, as we'll explore within this story, our planet has also recently witnessed the violent eruptions of 2 volcanoes, sending miles high columns of ash into our atmosphere, adding another layer to this 'perfect storm' upon our food supply we've been witnessing unfolding.

As one North Dakota farmer and Twitter user Jordan Gackle pointed out in a recent thread: Drought is continuing to disrupt wheat crops in Australia forcing the country to import some of its wheat from Canada. Some farmers in Canada are now reporting long stretches without rain under the hashtag #drought19. Head over to China and you’ll find that a legion of fall armyworms are spreading rapidly and devouring key grain crops.

The various international agricultural crises paint a dire picture, which is made so much worse by politicians who would rather invent a fake war against burgers than take profound policy action. If hashtags are the only thing standing between the world and food shortages, everyone better start tweeting.

And while catastrophic growing seasons are hitting worldwide and this 'Grand Solar Minimum Trainwreck' explodes before our eyes, videographer Ice Age Farmer warns that modern agriculture is at risk due to cyclical changes in our sun's output which drive climate change on our planet and while the left cries of 'man made climate change' and 'global warming', even NASA is predicting colder temperatures ahead due to 'grand solar minimum' that human beings have no control over.


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Published on Jun 27, 2019
And it's not just farmers that are bearing the brunt of the flooding, it's the entire agricultural economy. Those that provide supplies like seeds, fertilizer, equipment and services are also struggling. For example, BBG reports that "at Burrus Seed in Arenzville, Illinois, employees spend as much time trying to lift farmers’ spirits as they do selling to them."

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Hailstorm Destroys Thousands Of Acres Of Crops
MADELIA, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of acres of corn and soybeans have been destroyed by a hailstorm that moved through southwest Minnesota. And, in some cases it’s too late in the season for farmers to replant.

Agronomist Steve Michels at Crystal Valley co-op in La Salle says dozens of farmers he works with sustained losses. Golf ball-sized hail fell during the storm that also generated three tornadoes June 20.

George Sill, who farms near Madelia, says he lost 150 acres of soybeans and 90 acres of corn with another 200 acres damaged to varying degrees. Sill says that for the crops that were destroyed you couldn’t even tell he had planted.

Michels tells the Star Tribune it’s too late for corn to be replanted, but soybeans can be replanted until about the first week of July.

(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


earth human
they were worried about a soybean glut with the trade war with china,
guess that worry is likely over now.


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they were worried about a soybean glut with the trade war with china,
guess that worry is likely over now.

I've never been to fond of soybean, granted it can be used in a variety of ways, I mainly like to eat soybeans when they're made to mimick ground beef and sausage lol...I don't like soy milk very much either I prefer almond milk...

I have noticed food prices continue to climb, every week a number of items are increased in price...