Tuesday, 25 June 2019




24 June, 2019

Collapse of the US farming production system is in full swing and FOOD SHORTAGES will begin hitting Americans by July, others in the rest of the world, by August.  If you have failed to heed this web site's advice to "prep" then YOU may very well go hungry. This is a crisis the likes of which we have NEVER seen before in this country.  Here is the stark truth about what our nation now faces:
Torrential rains have been hammering the heartland of America for months, and at this point vast stretches of farmland in the middle of the country are nothing but mud.  As a result of the endless rain and unprecedented flooding that we have witnessed, millions of acres of farmland will have nothing planted on them at all in 2019, and that is a major national crisis. 
Most farmers were able to get seeds planted despite the deplorable conditions, and now they are desperately hoping that something will actually grow.  Unfortunately, on farm after farm what is coming out of the ground looks absolutely terrible. 
Even if we get ideal weather conditions for the rest of the summer, there is no way that many of these fields will be ready before the first hard frost arrives.  As you will see below, the truth is that we are potentially facing the most widespread crop failures in all of U.S. history.
This is the biggest news story in America so far this year, and the mainstream media is finally starting to understand the gravity of what we are facing.  Just consider the following quote from a recent Quartz article
The stories across the Midwest are wrenching. Scrolling through the #NoPlant19  hashtag turns up dozens of posts about farmers staring out at soggy fields or farm equipment foundering in deep mud. It’s likely many will see their harvests devastated this year, and global grain prices could spike.
But of course a picture is worth a thousand words, and so let me share a before and after photo that a farming couple in Indiana named Kyle and Tori Kline recently shared on Facebook...
According to Tori, the corn was almost above Kyle’s head at this time last year, but today it is barely out of the ground…
“These two pictures speaks volumes to the crisis American Farmers are facing this spring. Kyle is about 6’3” and the corn was nearly above his head. Most corn around our area is lucky to be out of the ground, let alone knee high. It’s just some food for thought for those who think farmers are “rich” or “greedy” or what have you. It’s the reason food and gas prices will be getting higher as the summer goes on. I pray for those who didn’t or still haven’t gotten their crops in – for their safety and mental health. This year will be one to remember.”
Do you think that corn is going to be ready when harvest time rolls around?
And of course the Klines are far from alone.  All over the nation, farmers are facing either dramatically reduced yields or no harvest at all.
Let me share four more extremely disturbing before and after photos that were recently posted to Facebook by TD Hale
We have never seen anything like this before.
Now that you have seen these pictures, are you starting to understand why so many of us have been warning that U.S. agricultural production is going to be way, way down this year?
Corn is not supposed to grow in mud, but due to the horrific weather conditions many farmers in the middle of the country had absolutely no choice in the matter.  For example, corn farmer Scott Labig confessed that he was “ashamed” of what the nightmarish weather conditions forced him to do…
Labig was doing something he had never done in his career. Something his father and his grandfather never did either in their time working this same land for the last century.
“I am ashamed of how I am planting corn today,” Labig told Campbell on the phone. “This is terrible.”
He was putting seeds into mud. How could things actually grow in this mess?
If you do not live in the middle of the country, you may have a difficult time grasping the true scope of what we are potentially facing.
If farmers do not grow our food, we do not eat. 
This is not a drill, and widespread crop failures are going to have dramatic implications for all of us in the months ahead.  Food prices are going much higher, and I urge you to get prepared while you still can.
According to John Newton, the chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, we have never faced “anything like this since I’ve been working in agriculture”.  We are truly in unprecedented territory already, and it won’t take very much at all to turn 2019 into a complete and utter national catastrophe.
If the weather is absolutely perfect for the next few months, 2019 will still be a horrible, horrible year for farmers in the middle of the country.
But if the rain doesn’t stop, or if there is too much heat, or if a very early hard frost happens, we could be facing a national nightmare that is beyond what most of us would even dare to imagine.
And guess what?  Over the weekend the middle of the country was pounded by even more severe storms
Hundreds of people were without power in Missouri and Kansason Sunday as storms ripped through the area, prompting officials to warn drivers to remain off the roads as flash flood warnings were in effect.
Until 8:45 a.m. central time, a flash flood warning was in effect in Missouri’s Trenton, Bethany and Gallatin cities, according to the National Weather Service, while such warnings were in effect until 8:30 a.m. central time in Saint Joseph, Atchison and Savannah.
Just when you think that this crisis cannot possibly get any worse, it does.
Please share this article with your family, friends and those that you care about.  People need to understand what is going on out there.
We are literally watching a massive national crisis unfold right in front of our eyes, and I will do my best to continue to keep you updated.
Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog

Like a  broken record that keeps repeating, I have long warned folks to stock up on Emergency Food; so much so that people began complaining about hearing it so often.  Well, now you know why I've been so strident:  For the first time in our national history, the United States of America has such vast crop failures, we will see FOOD SHORTAGES by late July, and FOOD RIOTS by late August.
It is not simply a matter of buying somewhere else; the USA is the Bread Basket of the planet.  WE produce most of the food eaten by the world.  And now, OUR crops have failed.  Almost totally!
Vast civil unrest will come as a result of this.   Not just here in America, but in most countries around the world.
People will be KILLING EACH OTHER for food.
So, will YOU be one of those doing the killing (because you foolishly failed to prepare) or will you be on the receiving end of some crazed hungry person coming to steal YOUR food to feed himself and his family?
THIS LINK takes you to a page for "preps."  There's a whole section on Emergency Food.   There's also a whole section on GUNS and AMMUNITION - which you are going to need to fend-off the savages who come calling.  And come they will . . . 
You have precious little time to prepare.
Want to KNOW which crops are affected?
Let's go state by state to show the Harvest Schedule.  Bear in mind, FLOODING prevented even planting of seeds, never mind harvesting . . .
The first photo above was from Indiana.  Here is the INDIANA harvest schedule:
Ripening Dates for Fruits and Vegetables
Please note that actual dates may vary by as much as two weeks due to weather conditions, geographical location of the farm, and other factors. It is always advisable to call a farm earlier than the expected beginning of a season to verify on the status of the product you are interested in.

CommoditiesEarlyMost ActiveLate
AsparagusApril 23May 1 - May 30June 25
BroccoliJune 20July 1 - October 31November 30
CabbageJune 1June 10 - October 31November 15
CauliflowerSeptember 1Oct. 5 - November 20Dec. 5
CollardsMay 15August 20 - October 31November 20
CucumbersJune 25July 5 - August 15September 15
EggplantJuly 10July 20 - September 30October 15
Lima BeansJuly 10July 15 - August 31October 31
OkraJuly 15August 15 - September 15October 15
OnionsJune 25June 25 - July 31September 30
PeasMay 20June 15 - June 25July 5
PeppersJuly 5July 15 - October 31Nov. 5
PotatoesJuly 10July 20 - September 30October 15
PumpkinsSeptember 15October 1 - October 15October 31
Snap BeansJune 10June 20 - July 20August 31
SquashJune 15June 25 - September 1September 30
SpinachApril 15May 5 - June 25June 30
Sweet CornJuly 1July 5 - August 31September 25
TomatoesJuly 5July 10 - September 15October 15
ApplesJuly 15September 1 - October 25October 31
BlackberriesJuly 10July 15 - July 30August 10
BlueberriesJune 20July 5 - August 10August 15
CherriesJune 10June 10 - June 25June 25
GrapesAugust 25September 10 - September 20September 30
Peaches, NectarinesJuly 5July 20 - September 1September 15
PearsAugust 1August 10 - August 31September 10
RaspberriesJuly 1July 15 - August 15September 20
StrawberriesMay 20June 1 - June 10June 25
Flowers, HerbsJuly 1July 15 - September 15October 1
The second picture above is from Nebraska.  Here are the crops and the harvest schedule:
 dark green = available;      light green = sometimes / some farms;      White or gray = not usually available
The light green indicates light crops at the beginning or end of a season - dark green is when the bulk of the crop ripens and picking is best.
apples           XXXXXXX  
Apricots          XXXX      
Asian pears            XXXXXX  
asparagus      XXXX          
beans          XXXXXX    
blackberries           XXX      
beets          XXXXXXX   
blueberries           XXX      
boysenberries        XXXX        
broccoli        XXXXXXXXX   
Brussels sprouts              XXXXX 
cabbage          XXXXXXXXX 
cantaloupes          XXXXXX    
celery          XXXX      
carrots          XXXXXXXXX 
cherries        XXXX        
Christmas trees                   X
cucumbers          XXXXXX    
eggplant          XXXXXX    
gooseberries          XXXX      
grapes          XXXX      
greens        XXXXXXXXXX  
herbs        XXXXXXXXXX  
kale          XXXXXXXXX 
nectarines          XXXX      
pears            XXXXX   
peas          XXXX      
peppers          XXXXXX    
plums              X     
potatoes        XXXXXXXXX   
raspberries          XXXXXX    
rhubarb        XXXXXX      
pumpkins              XXXX  
summer squash          XXXXXX    
winter squash            XXXXXX  
saskatoons           XXX      
strawberries          XXXX      
sweet corn            XXX     
sweet potatoes                    
tomatoes          XXXXXX    
The third photo above is from Kansas.  Here are the crops and the harvest schedule:

The fourth picture above is from Illinois.  Its crops and harvest schedule are as follows:
apples            XXXXXX  
Asian pears            XXXXXX  
asparagus    XXXX            
beans        XXXXXXXXXX  
blackberries        XXXX        
blueberries          XXXX      
broccoli  XXXX        XXXXX 
cabbage  XXXX        XXXXX 
cantaloupes          XXXXXX    
cherries        XXXX        
Christmas trees                  XX
cucumbers      XXXXXXXX      
eggplant          XXXXXX    
greens  XXXXXX      XXXX  
nectarines          XXXX      
peaches        XXXXXXXX    
peas      XX            
peppers          XXXXXX    
potatoes      XXXXXX        
raspberries          XXXXXX    
rhubarb      XXXX          
pumpkins              XXXX  
squash        XXXXXXXXXX  
strawberries       XXX          
sweet corn            XXXX    
sweet potatoes              XXXX  
tomatoes          XXXXXXXX  
watermelons            XXXXXX  

Of course, there are many other states which have experienced catastrophic flooding, and which also have crop failures.   And none of this takes into account the cattle states, which lost an estimated one million head of cattle that drown in flooding, or the African Swine Fever outbreak, killing-off pigs.    So beef and pork will be scarce too.
Prepare.  You have very little time.

1 comment:

  1. Well, it’s October and we haven’t seen riots yet. We have, however, seen shortages. It won’t be until NEXT year before we really feel any shortages, because most of what’s in the store is from last year’s harvest.