Control the oil and you can control entire Continents. Control food and you control people. — former Secy. of State Henry Kissinger, 1974

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How to Save Your Veggie Gardens in Extreme Heat – HOLLY COMM: On a micro-level, we all want to survive and part of that includes having your own veggie gardens, which includes traditional row gardens, raised beds and containers. The latter are the easiest to protect. We all need food.

Yesterday, we hit 100º and it's supposed to be bloody stupid hot over the weekend. So we've put over the plants particularly vulnerable to heat (aka blossom droppers) that are tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans producing nothing when it gets nasty hot.

This is a new thing to be so blistering this early… Garden Gold shares how to fix this and to what density of shade cloth needs to be without harming plants. Some kinds competely block the Sun and others do nothing, so there is a particular balance of what to buy. This heatwave came out of the blue and it's not even a week into summer. Go figure, but whatever the source, be prepared. And whatever the conditions, we are always prepared by Garden Gold's knowledge.
"Unmitigated Disaster" – Feed Shortage – Planting By Airplane – video
Massive Bee Die-Offs Baffle Scientists, Industry – Last Winter Saw One of the Highest Loss Rates Yet, According to Beekeepers – HOLLY COMM: Though we've read about bees dying for a decade or two, this was the first year Stan and I experienced it firsthand. Last spring through fall we had more bees than you could believe. They were everywhere including in our decorative pond, in the birdbath, the dogs' outside water bowl and all over the fruit and flowering trees, flower beds and veggies. They even hung out over the irrigation sprinkler heads. This year there are barely dozens. It's been so barren of bees, Stan resorted to hand-fertilizing tomato blossoms with a soft-bristled paintbrush. Since 1/3 of crops depend on bee pollination, their disappearance has massive consequences.
France: Banned All 5 Bee-Killing Pesticides
California: Avocados Threatened With Insect Invasion
Wisconsin: Wet, Cold Weather Has Crops Across Weeks Behind
US Rains Fuel Crop Worries, Lifting Corn, Soy, Wheat Prices
Michigan: Some Farmers Just Won't Plant Corn This Year
Midwest: Farms Face an Intense, Crop-Killing Future
California: 'Devastating' – Cherry Crop Labeled a Disaster
Midwest to Eastern Seaboard: Millions Of Corn, Soybean Acres Remain Unplanted
US: Cotton Crop Devastated By Rainfall
California: Onions, Tomatoes, Cherries and Cotton Take Hit From Spring Storms
Ohio: Weather Wreaking Havoc On Crops
Michigan: Peach Harvest Nearly Wiped Out By Last Winter’s Polar Vortex
Montana: Long, Brutal 2018 Winter Caused 37,000 Livestock Deaths – HOLLY COMM: This poor animal is so covered in ice and snow, it's hard to tell where the eyes are.
Ohio: Weather Wreaking Havoc On Crops
Indiana: Some Farmers Relying On Crop Insurance Because Of Wet Spring
Michigan: Lawmakers Approve $15M For Farm Disaster Loans
Hawaii: Invasive Long-Horned Beetle From Australia Attacks Crops
Kenya: Farmers Receive Sh100M in Crop Failure Payout – HOLLY COMM: 100 million in Kenyan shillings is about $1 million US. That doesn't sound like much, but in a third world country with a hugely depressed currency, it's massive.
Ontario: U.S. Corn Crop Reduction Will Have Ripple Effect
France: Apricot Production in Rhône-Alpes Partly Destroyed By Violent Storm
Asia-wide: Fall Armyworm Invades Crops, Smallholders Worst Hit
Canada: Ranchers Hoping For Help as 'Severe Drought' Strikes Saskatchewan
Switzerland: Government Approves Further GM Crop Trials
India: Drought Kills Nearly 60% of Vidarbha’s Orange Orchards
Colombia: Citrus Crops Ravaged By Yellow Dragon
Iraq: After Years of War and Drought, Bumper Crop is Burning
Australia: North Queensland Flood Cattle Losses Now Estimated at 600,000
‘Everybody’s So Down in the Dumps’: Illinois Farmers Give Up On Planting After Floods — And Throw a Party
Corn Prices Hits 5-year High on Fear of Rain Damage to US Crop
What Is Really Going On With America's Food Supply? Between Record Flooding And Suspicious Food Recalls, We May Be Witnessing Full Scale Asymmetric Warfare Upon America
Ice Age Farmer Report: Catastrophic Growing Seasons Worldwide - Grand Solar Minimum "Trainwreck" – video
“It’s Going To Be a Train Wreck”: Farmers Say Corn Crop Far Worse Than USDA Estimates
France to Declare Natural Disaster After Storms Rip Through Crops
100-Gallon ‘Agent Orange’ Drums Found at Bottom of Scenic Oregon Lake
Heavy Toll For French Farms And Vineyards After Brutal Hailstorm
Biblical Plague Of Locusts Is Swarming Over Italian Farmlands. Could It Happen in the US? It Already Has
Ragu Voluntary Recall: Some Pasta Sauces May Contain Plastic Fragments
Fields of Crops Underwater As Farmers Battle Flooding – video
Shock As Trump Signs Executive Order That Will End Most Regulations And Oversight On Genetically Engineered Food
Ice Age Farmer Report: China Can't Afford Apples - "Fruit Freedom" Lost - Grand Solar Minimum – video
Most Meat Won't Come from Animals by 2040
Scientist: Don't Eat Fish From Florida's Largest Lake
Because of Historic Rains, Less Than Half The Normal Amount Of Corn Has Been Planted in Illinois. The Next Weeks Are Make or Break For Farmers.
AccuWeather’s New Analysis Predicts Substantial 2019 Crop Yield Shortfall
Locusts Destroy 5,000 Acres of Crops In 'Worst Invasion In Sardinia For 60 Years'
Many Breakfast Cereals Still Contaminated By Weed Killer, New Report Says – Tests Come as Bayer-Monsanto Fined More Than $2B in Roundup Cancer Cases
Some Ohio Farmers Won’t Plant Crops At All
Tap Water Turns Hot Pink In Ohio Town Overnight
Kroger Berry Recall: FDA Recalls Berries Due to Hepatitis A Contamination
More Weather Woes For Farmers: ‘There Will Be a Lot Of Acres Not Planted’
Low Prices, Floods And Trade Wars Plague American Farmers, Putting Their Survival At Risk
Earth Has Lost 1/3 of Its Arable Land in Past 40 Years, Scientists Say – HOLLY COMM: No wonder China is buying up agricultural land and water rights around the world as life-sustaining aquifers go dry and farming land disappears. This is thoroughly covered in
Prophetic Perils: End Time Events Revealed as a huge End Times sign. Famine, as unbelievable as it seems, is coming again. Christians have been warned and are well aware of this event as Famine appears early as #3 in Revelation's 21 listed judgments. – flashback
GMOs Are Killing Us: Facts You Probably Don’t Know
America’s Cattle Threatened By Tick-Borne ‘Yellow Fever’ Epidemic
The Wettest And Wildest Planting Season American Farmers Can Remember
Guess Who Cuba Blames For Its Food Shortages?
MAY 28
American Soil Is Being Globalized: Nearly 30 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland Is Now Owned By Foreigners – HOLLY COMM: This isn't just happening in America, but around the world. Foreign entities buying up America's prime crop and grazing land PLUS our water rights. Stupid yes? I covered this extensively in
Prophetic Perils: End Time Events Revealed because it's so alarming. Since 2013, the U.S. has handed over another 4 million more acres to foreigners. You won't believe who owns most of it!
Crop Catastrophe In The Midwest – Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Indicates That A Nightmare Scenario Is Upon Us
MAY 24
Amid Salmonella Outbreak, CDC Warns: Don't 'Kiss Or Snuggle' Chickens
Climate and The Fate Of Corn: The Biblical "Years Of Lean" May Be Upon Us
MAY 22
Ocasio-Cortez Says Growing Cauliflower In Community Gardens Is 'Colonial'
MAY 21
Global Food Crises Ahead As Extreme Weather Events Devastate Crops Around The World – video of day 
Australia to Import Wheat For First Time In Over a Decade After the "Worst Drought In 116 Years"
MAY 20
Company Recalls More Than 2,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs
Floods, Hail And Bad Weather Affect Fruits And Vegetables In Italy
Devastating Drought In Yucatan, Mexico - Much Of The Harvest Lost
Total Catastrophe For U.S. Corn Production: Only 30% Of U.S. Corn Fields Have Been Planted – 5 Year Average Is 66% – HOLLY COMM: Another reason to get your own veggie gardens going!
Over 113,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled Due To E. Coli Fears
Fukushima Agricultural Exports Bounce Back From Nuclear Disaster To Hit Record High – HOLLY NOTE: One has to wonder if they scraped off the top several inches of radioactive soil.
Midwest Floods: Worst Agricultural Disaster in Modern U.S. History – HOLLY NOTE: This feels like reliving the devastating floods of 2008 that we covered extensively – except worse. Some news sources haven't kept up and are still reporting about avocado shortages if President Trump closes the borders. He isn't, so MSM can stop the spew. However, something much more disturbing and far-reaching than expensive guacamole is occurring right this minute and for the past several weeks, which is the catastrophic flooding of food belts here in the U.S. and in other places around the world like Australia and Mozambique. Venezuela and North Korea are also in food crisis though for different reasons. Hunger is hunger regardless of cause.

Revelation's 3
rd Seal (Rev. 6:5-6) reveals famine is coming and today, when there is GMO food, synthetic food, lab-created food, grocery store food, farmer's markets and great warehouses of food, it boggles the mind that this could happen. Yet it occurs early on in Tribulation prophecy with 6 more judgments following. We know this is coming. God has warned his people.

Food prices are set to soar with over a million acres of America's ag land underwater and over a million head of cattle and hogs drowned. Additionally, once the water subsides, it will have washed away precious topsoil and nutrients that farmers meticulously cultivated over the years. In worst hit areas, rich soil will have been replaced by toxic sewage. Some farmers are already saying they're done. Permanently. They're tired of fighting nature's onslaughts – from hail to drought to insects to floods.

You can protect your personal food supply by 1) having your own garden, and 2) invest in storable foods. Gardening is easy and rewarding and doesn't require much space if using raised beds or containers as described in Garden Gold. Folks in mobile homes and apartments can have fresh veggies this way too.

For food, you can either purchase ready-made products or save money and pack your own as detailed in Dare To Prepare. It's easy to do and when you run across a great sale, package your own and save tons of $$. Store your own tap water in 2-liter soda bottles or other non-biodegradable containers. Disinfect the container, fill it with tap water and add 4 drops of plain household bleach. Alternately, use one of the other water purifying methods described in Dare To Prepare. There are ways to mitigate the coming food shortages and soaring prices. It's important to act now.
Food Crisis 2019: An Outbreak of African Swine Fever Is Devastating The Global Pig Population, And Pork Prices Are Skyrocketing
Satellite Data Show at Least 1 Million Acres of U.S. Farmland Devastated By Floods
US Disaster Aid Won't Cover the Crops Drowned By Midwest Floods
"As Many as a Million Calves Lost in Nebraska” – Beef Prices in the U.S. To Escalate Dramatically in the Coming Months
Nebraska Receives Hay Donations From People Around the U.S.
South Dakota Flooding Causes Food, Water Shortage on Indian Reservations
"Unprecedented" Floods Kills Over 300,000 Cows in Australia – HOLLY NOTE: These poor cattle on are jammed onto this tiny piece of land, surrounded by water on all sides. It's horrible that over a million acres of agricultural land is flooded in the U.S. Midwest, and think about this: Australia's land mass is about the same size as the Lower 48 though only the perimeter or about 6% of the continent is suitable for growing crops. The interior is desert. It is beyond devastating that 49 million acres have been affected by flooding and farmers are doing their best to keep the rest of their herds alive.
'Sea of Dead Cattle' After Australia Floods
UK: ‘Food Price Inflation Highest In Almost 6 Years’
Over a Million Face Imminent Food Crisis in Mozambique After Epic Flooding
22 Million Nigerians Could Slip Into Acute Food Crisis This Year
More Than 1 Million Acres of U.S. Cropland Ravaged By Floods
Australia: Hail Storm Smashes 4 Million Avocados in Under 10 Minutes
Flooding Threatens More Than a Million Private Wells in U.S. Midwest
Hunger Stalks Mozambique After Deadly Cyclone Destroys Farmland
Flooded Corn Must Be Destroyed Not Sold: Midwest Floods –– video
Will You Pay More For Food After Extreme Weather?
Avocados Recalled in 6 States Over Listeria Concerns
Heavy Hailstorms Cause Considerable Damage To Orchards in South Africa
Drought in Costa Rica Causes Losses Of Up To 50% Of Vegetables
Coal Ash Contaminating Groundwater Nationwide, Groups Say
Glass, Plastic Bits Spur Recall Of Boston Market Meals From Stores, DOD Facility
Texas Company Recalls More Than 100,000 Pounds Of Wild Caught Catfish
Why Are Chicken Nuggets And Other Poultry Products Recalled?
Speak of the Bible: Locust Swarms Imminent In Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Diet Soda Definitively Linked To Increased Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
Bill Gates Donates $15 Million to Campaign Pushing GMOs on Small Farmers Around The World
The Green New Deal Isn’t Just About Energy, It’s Also About Controlling What Americans Eat
Trump's New GMO Food Labels Leave Greens Fuming
How to Grow Microgreens in Your Home & Make $100,000+ a Year – video
Happiness and Health in the Face of Coming Crises
Foods and Products that Have Tested Positive for Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Glyphosate
New Report Finds Heavy Metals Like Arsenic And Lead In 45 Packaged Fruit Juices
There's a Water 'Time Bomb' Lurking Beneath The Planet's Surface, Scientists Warn
Farmers Reeling After Record Rain In 2018 Destroys Crops
Ice Age Farmer Report: "Death Sentence" for Food Production: Grand Solar Minimum – video
Chocolates Might Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A, FDA Warns In Recall
Food Stamp Benefits Are Guaranteed Through February Despite Shutdown, USDA Says
Trump Admin Moves Toward Shutting Down Food Stamp Loopholes