Saturday, April 25, 2020

I'm not a prepper, but I'm begginning to wish I had been.....

Why RIGHT NOW is the time to focus on your emergency food supplies.   
By Kelly  -Apr 24, 2020

Floods, snow, Coronavirus-related shutdowns, lack of field and processing workers, collapse in commercial demand – you name it, the American farm industry has been kicked in the nuts this year and doesn’t see a way out anytime soon.

It’s an even bigger problem for the rest of the globe. Which is having a knock-on effect. Kazakhstan is one of the world’s biggest growers of wheat and has banned exports of wheat flour, as well as putting export restrictions on buckwheat and vegetables including onions, carrots and potatoes. Vietnam, the world’s third biggest rice exporter, has temporarily stopped exporting rice. Russia, the world’s biggest wheat exporter, is also threatening to restrict exports.

While the USA is usually good at meeting domestic demand, right now farmers across the country are slaughtering hogs and cattle and plowing fruit and vegetables back in to the land. In TEXAS(!) meat sales are being limited in stores. This is terrible news for farmers and catastrophic for the food supply chain going forward.

From the LA Times:........

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