HOLLY NOTE: As you read through today's "food articles", a distinct, unmistakable picture forms. Crops plantings were delayed due to a cool Spring, and if they are sowed as late as June 20, it reduces harvest by 50%. Where crops were already planted, cold stunted their growth and left them unable to cope with the flood.
Weather, as we have warned for the past 9 months, has taken a terrible toll on crops. Floods, hail and tornadoes have hammered America's breadbasket. Drought is killing California's huge agriculture belt and crops in the Southeast. Decimated bee populations have added to crop decline. Grain reserves are non-existent. Wheat that hasn't drowned or fried is being attacked by rust and head scab. Mysterious circumstances surround grain elevators burning and collapsing and escalate food costs. Other are flooded where grain is rotting. Australia one of world's largest food suppliers has been struck by the worst drought in 100 years and a new report says Australia can expect more frequent, more severe droughts and now fears of a locust plague on crops. Our food supplies are taking a huge hit.
It's not just corn at risk, but wheat, soy, apples, rice, cotton, lettuce, potatoes, almond, tomatoes, and on and on and on.
Daily news address rampant concerns over rice, wheat, corn and soybean shortages. And now food rationing and hoarding is creeping into reality...
With escalating fuel costs going possibly to $150/barrel or possibly $200/barrel or even $250/barrel, there will come a point when truckers are unable to make a living and simply have to shut down. Britain is already urging grocery stores to stockpile food for this event.
With food shortages threatening to become the biggest crisis of the 21st century, you can bet food riots are coming to America.
Stock up now - buy in bulk - and pack for long-term storage grain products, flour, rice, beans, powdered milk and any other foods you regularly consume. The longer you delay, prices are only going to escalate, your options will dwindle, along with selection. Please do this before your options close.
When reading news articles, it is our hope you'll read beyond the headlines and hear the unspoken message - a quiet urging to prepare.