by Mac Slavo of SHTFplan
The food supply is still under attack and while the coincidences are off the charts at this point, the “intense heat” and “dry conditions” are threatening crops and cattle. This is absolutely the worst time for all of these problems to happen at once, as the food supply continues to be under immense strain.
According to a report by ZeroHedge, a lack of rain coupled with very hot days is killing off corn and soy crops in places like Tennessee, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Those crops feed not only humans but also animals, which spells potential feed shortages in the future. If cattle cannot eat, they cannot live long enough to produce meat.
We are expected to believe that none of this is on purpose. But how many coincidences do we need before people start to open their eyes and take an honest look around?
Oklahoma cattle rancher Charlie Swanson says every day in July so far, temperatures on his ranch have exceeded 100 degrees, including a recent 114-degree day. Since there has also been minimal-to-no rain, this heat is “roasting his pastures,” he says.
Grass and forage that cattle normally eat is withering away, and this is on top of already very expensive feed, fertilizer and fuel, all of which has been hit by record inflation in recent months. -Natural News
The high temperatures come as Oklahoma ranchers were already paying more for feed, fertilizer, fuel, and other costs. Swanson’s feed costs have climbed by roughly $100 per ton versus what he paid last year, while fertilizer is also more expensive. He recently sold 80 cows to a beef packer in Texas just because he couldn’t afford to keep feeding them.
We are going to see much lower yields in both crops and meat going into the autumn, so what’s available is likely to skyrocket in price too. That comes at a time when everyone is trying to cut back and save where they can to make ends meet while still being able to provide full meals.
“Everybody is cutting back on expenses if they can,” Swanson said.
In Franklin, Tennessee, a farmer named Eddie Sanders, a fourth-generation corn grower, says as much as two-thirds of his corn crop could fail this year due to persistent heat and no rain. He is hoping to salvage his soybean crop, which harvests later, but that is also an uncertainty at this point. “We’re burned up here,” Sanders said. “We’re at the mercy of a rain every 10 days.”
Brace for a potential food supply problem that will likely show up before the year is out. Already, shelves are looking bare. It isn’t going to take much to see them empty out. Prepare if you can.