While the media is busy being Democrat activists, local news stations show the reality of events, but as usual only report them individually instead of putting them all together in one place to see the "bigger picture."
All the links above are from August 2021, which we haven't even hit the middle of, and there is more and we will discuss below.
THE NEXT WAVE OF SHORTAGES
In a piece titled "Bastrop farmer prepares for possible food shortage," we see a number of factors considered while preparing to increase their production.
The lingering effects of the first wave of lockdowns, which in turn caused farmers to destroy their crops and ranchers to euthanize their animals because the orders dried up as businesses deemed "non-essential," were forced to close.
The influx of orders as states started allowing restaurants, and in some states schools, to reopen, yet previously destroying crops and livestock, has left the farming and ranching industry in a bind.
Farmers in Bastrop are planning and planting ahead. They are watching the effects of the latest COVID-19 surge closely. Armstrong Farms owners say they are preparing more crops than usual because some things they’re harvesting are already selling out.
They are focusing on planting foods that are in high demand to accommodate potential shortages during this second COVID 19 wave. Armstrong Farms says right now it’s hard to keep their signature item on the shelves.
“Well, we rolled the peacoat purple hull peas. We grow about 60 acres of them and we’re shelling them right now. As soon as we shell them, people are coming and buying them and we can’t keep them in stock,” said Ashley Armstrong, Owner of Armstrong Farms.
Whether that’s due to its popularity or the COVID 19 pandemic, farmers say it inspired them to do more this year. So they’re planting tomatoes, squash, mustard greens, soybeans, and cucumbers, too.
These are choices farmers all across the U.S. are having to make while preparing for the second wave of likely lockdowns.
Also, it bears noting that with NYC and other cities and states run by liberals are implementing "vaccine passports" in order to dine out, among other things, restaurants are set to lose a significant amount of their customer based. This leaves us with a high probability that many of these diners and restaurants will simply not be able to continue to stay open.
Restaurants have been among the hardest hit by the lockdown imposed in response to the pandemic of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19. New York City boasted a flourishing restaurant scene in 2019, with more than 23,000 establishments and more than 300,000 employed, according to a state comptroller report (pdf).
The lockdowns slashed employment by about two-thirds in the sector in April last year. It has been gradually recovering since, in major part depending on federal relief funding and solidarity of their landlords. December 2020 sales were 50 to 100 percent lower than the year before for most restaurants and bars, according to a survey by the NYC Hospitality Alliance, an industry group. For two in five, sales were 90 to 100 percent lower. If the government stopped supports such as rent subsidies and the eviction ban, nearly half said they’d go out of business. Only 15 percent said they wouldn’t. The rest weren’t sure.
More than a third of New Yorkers haven’t received even the first of the two doses of the vaccine, which was developed in record speed last year and rolled out through an emergency authorization before the completion of clinical trials.
This will once again cause farmers and ranchers that are trying to keep up with the supply demanded now, to be left out in the cold again when the demand becomes less than the supply.
If all that isn't bad enough, the Organic Prepper reports that a fungus called "Phytophthora," is infecting vegetable gardens across the country.
While OP reports it is already affecting Pumpkin growth, they also cite St. Louis Public Radio," as stating "Home gardeners may also see it affect their ability to grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash."
Normally when we see a potential or probably issue with fruits or vegetables coming, we suggest plant, plant, and then plant some more to be prepared, but in this case, it cannot hurt anything to have some freeze dried vegetables on hand. The shelf life is between 20 and 25 years, so eventually it can all be used no matter what happens with these latest threats to our food supply chain.
So, we'll start with fruits and vegetables and get into the Tyson CEO statements and upcoming price hikes, along with the issues that come with the "biblical droughts," afterward.
Note: We are focusing on only the food issues in recent news reports, other items are listed on our Still/Back in stock page.
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Many that consider themselves preppers already have a good supply of fresh, or canned vegetables from their own gardens, so those folks most likely will just need to top off their supply of vegetables.
Others should stock up because this perfect storm against out food supply, is surely going to continue for a while.
MEAT PRODUCT PRICES SET TO RISE AGAIN
Inflation has seen prices of a number of different products, and foods rise to the pointwhere people are noticing they get less for their money.
While there are a number of reasons for the price hikes we have already seen, and the upcoming price hikes in September, the reasons matter less than gettin' while the gettin' is good, or rather get before the gettin' becomes impossible!
Tyson increased its average price for pork by 39.3% in the last quarter, while it raised beef and chicken prices 11.6% and 15.6% respectively.
Looking through the available offers of fresh meat available for delivery, we see those prices are already out of control, so we'll stick to the freeze dried/dehydrated meats, which can be used by the handful in stews, soups, on salads and more, and again, lasts for years when unopened.
As always, if a reader has a resources with better deals, or products they find superior to others, we encourage them to link those resources in the comment section to help everyone prepare for what is coming, at the best costs they can find.
It doesn't matter where you get your preps, what matters is that you do prep.
BOTTOM LINE - THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET WORSE
As the media and the Biden regime continue to push for more lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine passports, we are expecting to not only see the shortages that we witnessed, where stores actually limited the purchase of certain items, as the sign above from 2020 shows, but we also expect to see more than just Tyson Foods increasing prices to unprecedented levels.
We are looking at the perfect storm aimed right at our food supply chain on top of the previous shortages, the droughts, and the massive price increases.
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