Senator Warns Farmers Can’t Harvest Crops — Analysts Say “Food Shortages” Are Coming
Wyoming Senator Cynthis Lummis has issued this warning about high diesel prices:
“Diesel prices are so high that some crops aren’t even worth harvesting.”
Ranchers across Wyoming are facing a harsh reality: diesel prices are so high that some crops aren’t even worth harvesting.
This will have long-term impacts on food prices.
— Senator Cynthia Lummis (@SenLummis) July 14, 2022
Commentator Mike Cernovich says:
“I’ve never said anything like this before: Food shortages will hit the US next year.”
Longtime readers can confirm I’ve never been a “survivalist” nor even close to a doomer. The opposite. Hope prevails.
I’ve never said anything like this before:
– Food shortages will hit the US next year.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 14, 2022
Another analyst says food shortages will start earlier — in September.
From the video:
“As of June, here is the current change in production of key crops this year compared to last year. So take a look at these charts the first one is rice production is down 0.33 percent year over year. Wheat is down 0.72 percent. Barley is down 1.55 percent. Corn is down 2.49 percent. Oats, they’re down 10.8 percent. Soybeans they’re down 12.3 percent.
Now listen some of these statistics they don’t sound too bad. So for example the wheat production that’s down less than one percent right? However you have to keep in mind that with countries banning the export of many crops and the Russia-Ukraine war, supply chain problems and logistics — they’ve gone from bad to worse.
Therefore at this very moment the world needs production to be up substantially to make up for all these challenges. And that is not the case. Production has not been increasing production has been falling so this is not good.”
He also highlights problems with fertilizer for farmers.
Here’s the fertilizer situation in a nutshell: