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  • A Food Crisis Is Here: Trouble For Farmers In The Corn Belt
    Published: May 11, 2019
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    Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,
    Trouble is brewing for farmers in the United States located in the “corn belt.”  Corn is fed to the animals much of the country consumes, so without it, we are staring a food crisis right in the face.


    Corn planting is already behind on schedule. The weather in the United States has made farming difficult as of late, while bankruptcies soar and flooding continues. As the weather in four of the top six states for corn production couples with the skyrocketing number of bankruptcies of American farmers, we could be on the precipice of a food crisis. And to make matters worse, none of the weather is expected to improve, putting even more financial pressure on the already stressed farmers according to the latest Crop Progress report is issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to an AccuWeather analysis.
    The four states significantly behind on schedule are Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and South Dakota; and they are expected to remain that way, according to AccuWeathermeteorologists who have been analyzing the data. Those four states combined to produce nearly 40% of the corn in the U.S. If the weather continues a wet pattern through late May, consumer prices could go up this summer. Iowa and Nebraska, the other two states among the top six corn producers, are also behind, albeit, only slightly behind, according to data from the USDA.
    “The question will be how much farther it will fall behind the pace,” said AccuWeathersenior meteorologist Jason Nicholls. “It’s about a week behind schedule right now. If it were to go to a week and a half or two weeks, that’s big news. Most of the problems are because of consistent rains, plus there is also rain in the forecast,” Nicholls said. “Of the two key producing states, Iowa isn’t too bad, but Illinois is way off schedule.”
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    By this time of year, 43% of corn crops would already be planted in Illinois, according to the five-year average provided by the USDA. However, just 9% has been planted so far. Iowa averages 26% of crops planted at this point, and 21% has been planted so far.
    Three of the other top corn producers are lagging behind this season so far. Minnesota (2% of corn crops planted by now compared to its five-year average of 24%), Indiana (2% compared to 17%) and South Dakota (0% compared to 17%) are also well off pace. –AccuWeather
    “We think one of the weeks in late May will end up being drier, maybe at the end of the month,” Nicholls added. “But the week of May 6-12 looks pretty wet and May 13-19 doesn’t look good either.”


    This could be the beginning of what amounts to a food crisis.  Although most don’t see a “run on the grocery stores” happening, we’ll see higher prices at the pump (corn is used for ethanol) and less choice at our stores with a higher price tag on those things available.
    If you can, now would be a great time to learn to grow your own food or raise your own meet.  Obviously, not everyone can own a cow, but if you can grow some vegetables, you’ll be slightly ahead of those who cannot if the food crisis smacks us all upside the heads.
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    Re: A Food Crisis is Here: Trouble for Farmers in the Corn Belt
    « Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 08:29:50 PM »
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  • Global food security is failing.  Obtain seeds, prepare ground and start growing your own food.  Excellent starters considering #1 nutrition  #2 Calories. and #3 Psychological satisfaction include: potatoes, deep/dark greens, winter squash, and melons.  At best we will definitely see higher food costs and at worst widespread food shortages.  Additionally, give strong consideration to growing and buying organic/non-GMO, pasture-raised, wild-caught.  Also, give strong consideration to beginning a food storage program utilizing, canning, dehydrating, purchase of canned meats and fish with long "best by" dates, and/or freeze-drying.  Your family's well-being is in jeopardy.  It's called "Food Insurance".  
    "Food System Collapsing Actively, Rapidly - Urgent Warning:  Ice Age Farmer - 11/7/19. 27 minutes  
    "What Crop Reports Aren't Telling You/Major Global Crop Losses:  Yanasa Ana Ranch - 8/9/19.  32 minuteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRJX11d01QI
    Grand Solar Minimum Cold Weather Crop Losses:  Tiny House Prepper - 7/5/19. 19 minutes


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    Re: A Food Crisis is Here: Trouble for Farmers in the Corn Belt
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  • Longer-Term Food Storage
     
    For longer-term needs, and where permitted, gradually build a supply of food that will last a long time and that you can use to stay alive, such as wheat, white rice, and beans. These items can last 30 years or more when properly packaged and stored in a cool, dry place. A portion of these items may be rotated in your three-month supply. Consider using this resource from the BYU Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science: “An Approach to Longer-Term Food Storage.”


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    Foods Lasting 30 Years or More

    Properly packaged, low-moisture foods stored at room temperature or cooler (24°C/75°F or lower) remain nutritious and edible much longer than previously thought, according to findings of recent scientific studies. Estimated shelf life for many products has increased to 30 years or more (see chart below for new estimates of shelf life).
    Previous estimates of longevity were based on "best-if-used-by" recommendations and experience. Though not studied, sugar, salt, baking soda (essential for soaking beans), and vitamin C in tablet form also store well long-term. Some basic foods do need more frequent rotation, such as vegetable oil every 1 to 2 years.
    While there is a decline in nutritional quality and taste over time, depending on the original quality of food and how it was processed, packaged, and stored, the studies show that even after being stored long-term, the food will help sustain life in an emergency.
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    Wheat30+
    White rice30+
    Corn30+
    Sugar30+
    Pinto beans30 
    Rolled oats30
    Pasta30 
    Potato flakes30
    Apple slices30
    Non-fat powdered milk20
    Dehydrated carrots20


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    Product Recommendations
    The following suggested amounts are for one adult.
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    11.5 kg./ 25 lbsWheat, white rice, corn, and other grains30+ years
    2.5 kg. / 5 lbsDry beans30+ years
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    You may also want to add other items to your longer-term storage such as sugar, nonfat dry milk, salt, baking soda, and cooking oil. To meet nutritional needs, also store foods containing vitamin C and other essential nutrients.
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    Packaging Recommendations
    Recommended containers for longer-term storage include the following: 
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    • Foil pouches (available through Church Distribution Services)
    • PETE bottles (for dry products such as wheat, corn, and beans)
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    These containers, used with oxygen absorber packets, eliminate food-borne insects and help preserve nutritional quality and taste.
    Under certain conditions, you can also use plastic buckets for longer-term storage of wheat, dry beans, and other dry products.
    Warning: Botulism poisoning may result if moist products are stored in packaging that reduces oxygen. When stored in airtight containers with oxygen absorbers, products must be dry (about 10% or less moisture content).
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    Storage Conditions
    Storage life can be significantly impacted by the following conditions:
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    • Temperature: Store products at a temperature of 75°F/24°C or lower whenever possible. If storage temperatures are higher, rotate products as needed to maintain quality.
    • Moisture: Keep storage areas dry. It is best to keep containers off of the floor to allow for air circulation.
    • Light: Protect cooking oil and products stored in PETE bottles from light.
    • Insects and rodents: Protect products stored in foil pouches and PETE bottles from rodent and insect damage.


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    Dry Products for Longer-Term Food Storage
    Products intended for longer-term storage must be dry (about 10% or less moisture content).
    Warning: Botulism poisoning may result if moist products are stored in packaging that reduces oxygen.
    Dry products that are not suitable for longer-term storage due to moisture content, oils, or other concerns include:
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    Barley, pearled  Meat, dried (such as jerky)
    Eggs, driedNuts
    Flour, whole wheatRice, brown
    Grains, milled (other than rolled oats)Sugar, brown      
    GranolaVegetables and fruits, dehydrated  (unless dry enough, inside and out, to snap when bent)
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    PETE Bottles For Longer-Term Storage
    Bottles made of PETE (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic can be used with oxygen absorbers to store products such as wheat, corn, and dry beans. PETE bottles are identified on the container with the letters PETE or PET under the recycle symbol.
    Other types of plastic bottles typically do not provide an adequate moisture or oxygen barrier for use with oxygen absorbers. Do not use containers that were previously used to store nonfood items.
    PETE bottles can also be used for shorter-term storage (up to 5 years) of other shelf-stable dry foods such as white rice.
    Moisture content of stored foods should be about 10 percent or less. When moist products are stored in reduced oxygen packaging, botulism poisoning may occur.
    Packaging in PETE Bottles
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    • Use PETE bottles that have screw-on lids with plastic or rubber lid seals. You can verify that the lid seal will not leak by placing a sealed empty bottle under water and pressing on it. If you see bubbles escape from the bottle, it will leak.
    • Clean used bottles with dish soap, and rinse them thoroughly to remove any residue. Drain out the water, and allow the bottles to dry completely before you use them for packaging food products.
    • Place an oxygen absorber in each bottle. The absorbers can be used with containers of up to one-gallon capacity (4 liters).
    • Fill bottles with wheat, corn, or dry beans.
    • Wipe top sealing edge of each bottle clean with a dry cloth and screw lid on tightly.
    • Store the products in a cool, dry location, away from light.
    • Protect the stored products from rodents.
    • Use a new oxygen absorber each time you refill a bottle for storage.
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    Where to Get Oxygen Absorber Packets
    Oxygen absorber packets are available online at store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Unused oxygen absorbers can be stored in glass jars with metal lids that have gaskets.
    Oxygen Absorbers
    Oxygen absorbers protect dry foods from insect damage and help preserve product quality. They are used when dry foods are packaged in sealed containers. Oxygen absorbers can be purchased from home storage centers and Church Distribution Services, or they can be ordered from store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
    What are oxygen absorbers made of?
    Oxygen absorbers are small packets that contain an iron powder. The packets are made of a material that allows oxygen and moisture to enter but does not allow the iron powder to leak out.
    How do oxygen absorbers work?
    Moisture in the packaged food causes the iron in the oxygen absorber to rust. As it oxidizes, the iron absorbs oxygen. Oxygen absorbers rated for 300 cubic centimeters (cc) of oxygen work well for properly packaged dry food in containers of up to one-gallon capacity (4 liters).
    Is the use of oxygen absorbers equivalent to vacuum packaging?
    Oxygen absorbers remove oxygen more effectively than vacuum packaging. Air is about 20 percent oxygen and 80 percent nitrogen. Absorbers remove only the oxygen. The air left in the container is mostly nitrogen and will not affect the food or allow the growth of insects.
    What types of products can be stored using oxygen absorbers?
    Products should be low in moisture and oil content. If the moisture content is not low enough (about 10 percent or less), storing products in reduced oxygen packaging may result in botulism poisoning.
    What types of containers can be used with oxygen absorbers for food storage?
    Oxygen absorbers should be used with containers that provide an effective barrier against moisture and oxygen. The following containers work well:
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    • Metal cans with seamed lids.
    • Foil pouches (such as those provided by Church home storage centers and available from store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
    • PETE plastic bottles with airtight, screw-on lids.
    • Glass canning jars with metal lids that have gaskets.
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    Oxygen absorbers are not an effective treatment method for plastic buckets, milk bottles, or other types of plastic bottles not identified as PETE or PET under the recycle symbol (see right).
    What is the proper way to use oxygen absorbers?
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    • Cut open the top of the bag of absorbers. Do not open the individual absorber packets.
    • Remove the number of absorbers from the bag that you will use in the next 20 to 30 minutes, and spread them out on a tray. Remove additional groups of absorbers from the supply as you need them during the packaging process, but do not open and close the bag repeatedly to get only a few absorbers at a time.
    • Reseal the remaining supply of absorbers by one of the following methods. Do not store absorbers in ziplock bags.
      • Seal the bag of absorbers with the special blue clamp provided by the home storage center.
      • Seal the bag of absorbers with an impulse heat sealer.
      • For longer storage when an impulse sealer is not available, remove the absorbers from the bag and place them into a glass canning jar that has a metal lid with a gasket. A one-pint jar (500 ml) will hold 25 absorbers.
    • Place one absorber into each container of food as it is packaged.
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    Foil Pouches For Longer-Term Storage
    What type of pouch is available at home storage centers, at Distribution Services, and online at store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org?
    The pouches are made of multilayer laminated plastic and aluminum. The material is 7 mils thick (178 microns) and protects food against moisture and insects.
    What types of foods can be packaged in pouches?
    The pouches can be used to store foods that are dry (about 10% moisture or less), shelf-stable, and low in oil content. Botulism poisoning may result if moist products are stored in oxygen reduced packaging.
    How much food does each pouch hold?
    Each pouch holds 1 gallon (4 liters) of product. The weight varies by product. A pouch holds 7 pounds (3.2 kg) of wheat, 6.8 pounds (3.1 kg) of white rice, or 5 pounds (2.3 kg) of dry milk.
    Do foods react with the aluminum in the pouch?
    No. Foods do not come in contact with the aluminum because they are separated from it by a layer of food-grade plastic. The metal barrier is important in protecting the food from moisture and oxygen.
    What is the best way to seal pouches?
    Pouches should be sealed using an impulse sealer (see related instructions). Do not use an iron or another household heating device because it will not provide an adequate seal, especially for powdered products such as flour or dry milk. The impulse sealers used by Welfare Services (American International Electric AIE 305 A1 and Mercier ME 305 A1) meet the following specifications: 3/16-inch (5 mm) wide seal, 11.5-inch (305 mm) wide jaws, rated for up to 8-mil (205 microns) thick pouches, and equipped with a safety switch to cancel operation if the jaw is obstructed.
    Where can I find an impulse sealer?
    Impulse sealers are available at most home storage centers. Many stakes also have impulse sealers available. If you prefer, you may purchase an impulse sealer from Distribution Services or online at store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
    Is it necessary to remove all the air from the pouches?
    No. Oxygen absorbers remove the oxygen from the air in the pouches. The low oxygen content eliminates food-borne insects and helps preserve product quality.
    Is it normal for the sides of the pouch to pull in once the pouch is sealed?
    With most products, the sides of sealed pouches will pull in slightly within a few days of packaging. This is more noticeable with granular foods than with powdered products.
    How should pouches of food be stored?
    The pouches store best in a cool, dry, rodent-free area. Storage containers should not be in direct contact with concrete floors or walls.
    Are pouches rodent proof?
    Pouches are not rodent proof. If rodents or other pests are a significant potential problem in the storage area, the pouches should be placed into containers that are rodent or pest proof. Do not store them in containers that have been used to store nonfood items.
    Should emergency kits be packaged in pouches?
    Many emergency supply items are not suitable for packaging in foil pouches. First aid items and food rations, such as granola bars, are best stored in containers with removable lids to allow for frequent rotation.
    Pouch Sealer Instructions
    For Portable Operation of AIE (and ME) 305 A1 Sealers
    Please read the entire sheet before starting.
    Setting up
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    • Place the sealer on a sturdy surface about 5 inches (13 cm) above the table top. This will place the sealer jaw opening about 8½ inches (22 cm) above the table for the correct sealing position. Connect the foot switch to the back of the sealer, and place the foot switch on the floor. Plug in the power cord. Caution: Do not allow children in the area when the sealer is plugged in.
    • Set Recycle dial to 2, Congealing dial to 6, Sealing dial to 4, and Action Selector switch to Manual. Open the bag containing oxygen absorbers. Remove the number of packets that you will use in the next 20–30 minutes. Reseal the bag with the impulse sealer.
    • Open and reseal the bag as you need additional groups of absorbers.
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    Filling pouches
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    • Fill a pouch with one gallon (4 liters) of product. (Overfilling will result in a poor seal.) A two-quart (2-liter) pitcher, cut off at the two-quart (2-liter) line, is a good measure to use in when you are filling pouches. Fill with two level measures, tapped down.
    • Place an oxygen absorber packet on top of the product in each pouch.
    • For powdered products, wipe product dust from inside the seal area using a dry towel.
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    Sealing pouches
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    • Turn the Power switch on. (Do not allow small children in the area when the sealer is on.)
    • Place the pouch in an upright position in front of the sealer. Rest its weight on the table or shelf; do not let it hang.
    • Close the pouch by grasping the side seams and firmly pulling them outward. Fold the top 1½ inches of the pouch (30–40 mm) over at a right angle, and push down on the pouch to expel extra air from the package. Settle the product, and flatten the pouch opening. If the top will not flatten and fold over easily, check if the pouch is too full.
    • Hold the pouch by the side seams, and insert the top edge of the pouch into the jaw opening. Keep fingers clear of the jaw.
    • Position the pouch to seal it near the top. Stretch outward on the side seams to remove wrinkles. Press the foot switch to activate the sealer. Release hold on the pouch after the jaw closes. Remove the pouch when the cycle is finished.
    • Label the pouch with contents and packaging date.
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    Testing seals
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    • Inspect the seams to ensure that they are adequate and without burned spots. The seam should resemble factory seams.
    • Check to see if the seam can be pulled apart.
    • Push on the pouch to see if air or product can be forced out.
    • If seams pull apart, check for inadequate cleaning of seam area or for overfill. If necessary, increase sealing setting by ¼ step (for example, from 4 to 4.25). Verify that the congealing setting is at 6.
    • If seams are burned, decrease the sealing setting by ¼ step.
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    Notes
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    • The sealer comes from the factory with two bolts protruding from the front of the machine. These bolts are for holding the shelf provided in the box. Remove the bolts, and do not use the shelf unless it is used as part of a separate stand.
    • If the Teflon cover on the lower jaw is burned, unplug the sealer, loosen and lift up the cover, and carefully clean off any burrs that may be on the heat strip. Advance the cover approximately ½ inch (12 mm), trim excess, and retighten.
    • If the sealer fails to operate, check the two fuses mounted in the lower back of the case. If necessary, replace them with fuses of the correct size.
    • Dry foods that are packaged for long-term storage should be limited to those that best retain flavor and nutritional value. These foods should be low in moisture (approximately 10 percent or less), of good quality, and insect free. Avoid exposing dry foods to humid, damp conditions when packaging them. Warning: Products that are too high in moisture should not be stored in reduced oxygen packaging because botulism poisoning may result. Visit providentliving.org for specific product guidelines.
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    Plastic Buckets For Longer-Term Storage
    Plastic buckets may be used to store food commodities that are dry (about 10 percent moisture or less) and low in oil content. Only buckets made of food-grade plastic with gaskets in the lid seals should be used. Buckets that have held nonfood items should not be used.
    To prevent insect infestation, dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) should be used to treat grains and dry beans stored in plastic buckets. Treatment methods that depend on the absence of oxygen to kill insects, such as oxygen absorbers or nitrogen gas flushing, are not effective in plastic buckets. Avoid exposing food to humid, damp conditions when packaging them.
    Dry Ice Treatment Instructions
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    • Use approximately one ounce of dry ice per gallon (7 grams per liter) capacity of the container. Do not use dry ice in metal containers of any kind or size because of the potential for inadequate seals or excessive buildup of pressure.
    • Wear gloves when handling dry ice.
    • Wipe frost crystals from the dry ice, using a clean, dry towel.
    • Place the dry ice in the center of the container bottom.
    • Pour the grain or dry beans on top of the dry ice. Fill the bucket to within one inch (25 mm) of the top.
    • Place the lid on top of the container and snap it down only about halfway around the container. The partially sealed lid will allow the carbon dioxide gas to escape from the bucket as the dry ice sublimates (changes from a solid to a gas).
    • Allow the dry ice to sublimate completely before sealing the bucket. Feel the bottom of the container to see if the dry ice is all gone. If the bottom of the container is very cold, dry ice is still present.
    • Monitor the bucket for a few minutes after sealing the lid. If the bucket or lid bulges, slightly lift the edge of the lid to relieve pressure.
    • It is normal for the lid of the bucket to pull down slightly as a result of the partial vacuum caused when carbon dioxide is absorbed into the product.
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    Storage of Plastic Buckets
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    • Store plastic buckets off the floor by at least ½ inch (1.3 cm) to allow air to circulate under the bucket.
    • Do not stack plastic buckets over three high. If buckets are stacked, check them periodically to ensure that the lids have not broken from the weight.


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    Re: A Food Crisis is Here: Trouble for Farmers in the Corn Belt
    « Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 09:05:42 PM »
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  • Home Storage Center Prices and Locations
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    What can I buy at a Home Storage Center?
    Home storage centers help Church members and others build a basic supply of food for their longer-term home storage needs. Several prepackaged items are also available through the online store.
    Prices effective as of January 1, 2019
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    Apple Slices$67.50$76.00View Product Page
    Beans, Black$33.00$43.25View Product Page
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    Carrots$51.00$63.00View Product Page
    Dry Onions$45.00$56.75View Product Page
    Granola$64.00N/A
    Granulated Sugar$30.00$40.00View Product Page
    Hard Red Wheat$21.00$25.75View Product Page
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    Hot Cocoa Mix$51.00N/A
    Macaroni$27.00$22.50View Product Page
    Nonfat Dry Milk$48.00$62.75View Product Page
    Pancake Mix$32.00N/A
    Peanut Butter$48.00N/A
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    Potato Flakes$30.00$37.00View Product Page
    Potato Pearls$51.00N/A
    Quick Oats$22.50$26.00View Product Page
    Regular Oats$24.00$25.50View Product Page
    Spaghetti Bites$27.00$21.75View Product Page
    White Beans$33.00$39.75View Product Page
    White Flour$24.00$25.00View Product Page
    White Rice$30.00$36.75View Product Page
    *Prices by case. Prices vary between home storage centers and online orders due to shipping costs.
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    Re: A Food Crisis is Here: Trouble for Farmers in the Corn Belt
    « Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 02:18:20 AM »
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  • The reason why mid to large scale famers are going bankrupt is because commodity prices are so low.  The prices are so low because there is so much supply and not as much demand.  The GMO seeds and pesticides are getting better and better, more bushels per acre every year and lower prices and demand is not rising.  Farmers literally throw away tonnes of corn each year as they cant sell it.  
    It is the same for non food commodities, as developing countries are getting more advanced with mining and commodity extraction.  Prices have been stagnated on almost all commodities for almost ten years and there isn't the worldwide manufacturing demand for it.  


    https://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/corn-price


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    Re: A Food Crisis is Here: Trouble for Farmers in the Corn Belt
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  • I heard that the Blessed Virgin said that God was going to turn this country into a desert because of abortion.

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    Re: A Food Crisis is Here: Trouble for Farmers in the Corn Belt
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  • I heard that the Blessed Virgin said that God was going to turn this country into a desert because of abortion.

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    Re: A Food Crisis is Here: Trouble for Farmers in the Corn Belt
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  • Many great suggestions for starting a food storage program for your family however, the importance of insuring that your program consists of organically grown foods cannot be underemphasized.  Additionally, be informed that the corn and soybeans being fed to livestock is genetically modified.  This means that the glyphosate-tolerant (neurotoxin) corn and soybeans can be sprayed with Monsanto weed killer and consequently the animal ingesting the toxin now passes it on to your family.  Although pasture-raised beef, poultry and other animal products will still have some exposure to glyphosate because it is now tested to be present even in rainwater, it is much safer than non-pasture-raised.  If you are truly concerned about your family's nutritional safety the following documentary is excellent.  Many highly credentialed scientists and researchers are featured.  Also, if you are concerned with truth, I encourage you to review the earlier reports documenting a global solar minimum, crop failures, and consequent food shortages to come, offered in my earlier post (Reply #1).
    "Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs: Full Documentary" - 8/22/13. 1:20 mins.
     


     

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