By Naomi Spencer
28 July 2012 –
Severe drought has spread across the central US further damaging crops and practically guaranteeing a global food crisis. The Midwest, where one-third of the world’s primary grains are produced, is experiencing the deepest dry spell in over five decades.
Our National Drought Mitigation Center stated Thursday that “tremendous intensification of drought through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska, and into part of Wyoming and South Dakota in the last week.” Nearly 30 percent of the Midwest is under extreme drought, tripling in less that three weeks.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 1,369 counties across 31 states as drought disaster areas making this seasons drought the largest US disaster on record.
“It’s getting to the point where some of the damage is not reversible,” said Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the center. “The damage is done, and even with rain, you’re not going to reverse some of these problems, at least not this growing season.”
Smaller US livestock producers are liquidating their herds and that means prices for beef, pork, and other meats will surge in the coming year.
Not to sound like a broken record, but we have already been told to be prepared to raise our prices, possibly double on some items next year. Please, get some food storage action going on. Get freeze dried food, Low moisture food, a water supply, a Berkey water filter etc. Br prepared, so it today!
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