This has to be THE MOST important story for all Americans and also for the rest of us.
It is,however,the most overlooked story and is hardly given much more than passing coverage.
I have the feeling that those that monitor what I do don't want this to get out.
I have been covering things,albeit with constant attempts to break into my system while I have the VPN switched on. As I went to upload this I started to have "technical issues" with Blogger.As I went to another computer the "problems" immediately and "mysteriously" went away.
I have just received these comments from a friend, via email
"USDA is claiming corn planting is 3% ahead of last year in spite of all the flooding. This is Soviet era Pravda. Check out Accuweather news.
“It can't be far away now. It seems they are terrified of upsetting the markets and all those derivatives. The weather should be even worse next year so I can't see it holding together until the end of 2020, likely sooner.”
Crops Devastated As More Ferocious Storms Pound The Midwest – “It’s Hard To Get Your Head Around Just How Bad It Is”
More than 120 damaging storms were reported from Montana all the way to Florida on Tuesday, a barrage that included 70 mph winds from Texas to Illinois, golf ball-sized hail Nebraska and up to half a foot of rain in parts of southern Iowa.
More severe weather is likely on Thursday over parts of the North-Central states.
The storms may take a more west-to-east track across the northern Plains to the Great Lakes region during Thursday afternoon and night.
During this period, a complex of storms is likely to travel from the eastern part of South Dakota to across Lake Michigan and much of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Storms are forecast to roll through Minneapolis in the morning and then Milwaukee later in the day or evening.
Kate Glastetter has worked on her family farm all her life. Alongside her father, the 25-year-old farmer grows row crops—wheat, bean, and corn—and runs a cow and calf operation in Scott County, Missouri. Normally, at this time in the season, farmers would be starting to plant soybeans, and corn should already be in the ground. Instead, Glastetter says, their fields are covered in water. “It’s like lakefront property,” she says. “The fields are washing away.”
It’s a common story across the Midwest and Great Plains, where the Missouri and Mississippi River basins are still recovering from a catastrophic deluge: Since March, in the central United States has caused historic crop delays. The Mississippi River received levels of rain and snow at 200 above normal this spring, causing corn and some soybean farmers to wait longer to plant their crops than ever recorded in Department of Agriculture data.
“I never thought we’d see this widespread of a weather issue — all the way from South Dakota to Ohio,” Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, told Farm Journal’s AgWeb.
“It’s hard to get your head around just how bad it is.”
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China new data Monday that shows agricultural imports from the US have fallen, as Chinese buyers shift supply chains out of the US to other countries because of the deepening trade war.
In the first five months of 2019, imports of agricultural products from the US crashed 55.3% YoY. Much of decline was due to a 70.6% YoY decline of soybeans in the same period.
Chinese importers went to Brazil, Argentina, and ASEN countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, and Laos). Data showed imports from the EU, Australia, and Canada also jumped in the first five months as Chinese buyers ditched American products.