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  1. #51
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    as the fog begins to clear it is apparent there will be less food next year.
    how much less is still a bit foggy, but it appears substantial.
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    July 3, 2019

    The number of acres that American farmers are unable to plant this year due to wet weather may exceed 10 million acres, the highest number reported in recent years, Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey said today.

    The number of acres that farmers have reported as unplantable in previous years has ranged from 2 million to 10 million acres, Northey said, adding that he expects the number of acres reported this year to be “many multiples” of the lower figure and “at least the high end of what the previous range was.”

    https://www.tsln.com/news/northey-pr...million-acres/

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    Unfortunate for the mid-west and Northern states because the South and the most Southern states will be the beneficiary. Also Mexico. Prices will go way up if he's correct.
    Making good people helpless, doesn't make bad people harmless!

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    My garden is doing outstanding compared to last year.

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    Same
    Making good people helpless, doesn't make bad people harmless!

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    no improvement
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    It was more of the same for United States farmers, based on data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – and that’s not good.

    For the sixth straight week, the condition of corn and soybeans considered “good” or “excellent” has been 60% or lower. Monday’s USDA report had the condition of corn at 57% and the condition of soybeans at 54%, according to data from 18 key corn- and soybean-producing states.

    Last year at this time, corn was at 72% and soybeans were 70%.

    “It’s just not improving so far,” said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Jason Nicholls. “We’re not going to get to last year’s numbers – 176 bushels per acre for the country as a whole. It’s just a matter of how far below it will be.”

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...dicts/70008878

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    currently ---corn at 57% and soybeans at 54%
    Last year -- corn at 72% and soybeans at 70%
    I would not think a loss of less than 20% would be SHTF

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