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    We just butchered a beef last weekend , freezer's full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiwall View Post
    ....The USA grows between 2 and 3 Billion bushels per year of corn along with 4 to 5 billion bushels of soybeans. So while 2 million destroyed bushels of those is a lot, it is just a tiny fraction of what we produce each year.
    Then there is the media hype that will ignore these facts and drive prices up to, somehow, discredit the administration.

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    I'm sure not saying that food prices will not go up. And now(like anytime) is a good time to bolster your food stores.

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    Quite honestly, this is probably the best thing that's happened to farming in a long while. Almost all farming operations are insured extremely well. Beef prices are way way down and have been for a minute, like less tan $1 lb. There's plenty plenty farming going on in every state. Farmers have been hurting for a while, this will help in the same way Katrina helped most in it's path. God knows what's up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flock6 View Post
    Quite honestly, this is probably the best thing that's happened to farming in a long while. Almost all farming operations are insured extremely well. Beef prices are way way down and have been for a minute, like less tan $1 lb. There's plenty plenty farming going on in every state. Farmers have been hurting for a while, this will help in the same way Katrina helped most in it's path. God knows what's up.

    as I posted earlier - if the flooding eats up some of the grain storage it wouldn't be the worst thing for the overall market - there's been successful harvest after harvest and it's built up unbelievable storage around - there's temporary storage going on 3 seasons now >>>> the Chinese broke on their embargo and soybean exports are hitting records ..

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    one thing i just thought of.a great deal of that water will head for the gulf coast.to me.that means more flooding.
    things often don't go as planed.have a plan B?
    be prepare,be worried,be careful.and watch you 6

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    no end in sight
    maybe I am over reacting, but seems like us food production is going to take a hit this year - and probably next.
    I blame rabid environmentalists - same problem as fires in Commieformia and water shortage in Ca as well.

    CORNING, Mo. — The widespread, severe flooding in the Midwest over the last month has exposed the vulnerabilities in a levee system that is now so full of holes that many here ruefully describe it as “Swiss cheese.”

    With dozens of costly breaks across Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and nearby states, the surging waters have left large areas without even cursory flood protection.

    “Breaches everywhere: multiple, multiple breaches,” said Tom Bullock, the top elected official in Holt County, Mo.,

    The levee situation has become so grave that the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the country’s levee system a D grade in 2017, suggesting $80 billion in investment over 10 years.

    The Army Corps of Engineers, which helps determine water levels by operating a series of dams on the Missouri River, tries to balance the needs of many who use the rivers it manages, including farmers, barge shippers, endangered animal species and people who use the water for recreation. Those interests are sometimes at odds, and have been the subject of decades of litigation. Corps officials say they are not allowed to change the congressionally authorized purposes of the reservoirs,

    Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, said in a statement that the Corps was “hamstrung” by “radical environmentalist lobbyists that are forcing the agency to prioritize wildlife over farmers.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/u...ds-levees.html

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    We should absolutely be paying attention....
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    I agree we need to keep an eye on this. A very close eye. Just remember the majority of the western snowpack has yet to melt. Places like Yellowstone and Glacier natl parks. mountain regeoins with huge amounts of snowfall this winter, and most likely still getting some snow will add a great deal to the problem as that water moves downstream. I hope they are severely trying to drain the Mississippi river to try and move as much downstream ahead of it they can.
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    There are numerous levees and earthen dams across this country that are in dire need of major repair and/or maintenance. One of those that is not known very good is the Lake Lewisville earthen dam. This is located about 20 miles upstream on the Trinity river of downtown Dallas Texas. This dam has been leaking for quit sometime. For those that don’t know, this is not a tiny lake. It covers nearly 30,000 acres. Should this dam fail, the death toll in Dallas proper would be astronomical. That’s not even counting any other dams or cities downstream on the Trinity river. Like Lake Livingston which is a massive lake of 93,000 acres with, yet again, an earthen dam!
    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

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