Wall Street Caught Off-Guard by Shocking USDA Report

USDA Report Catches Wall St. Off-Guard

Produce Prices Are Going Up

“Commodity professionals were caught off guard by a U.S. Department of Agriculture report showing 1 million fewer acres of corn planted this year than earlier projected, and almost 300 million fewer bushels of corn in storage.”

This was reported in a recent article by Activist Post. Not surprising since everyday in the news, there is a problem with crop production in many parts of the world. Take your pick, wildfires in Russia, monumental flooding in Pakistan, low corn stocks in the U.S. Food prices are on the rise.

That’s why a growing number of Americans are storing food for their family. Some start out with 72-hour meal kits. Some store as much as 3 months of food for a family of four.

Follow these family’s lead and store food for your family today.

 

Russian Drought Causes Grain Prices to Soar

Barley Field on Fire in Russia
Barley Field on Fire in Russia

Shoppers may see the cost of the meat and poultry rise just as the price of wheat and barley has more than doubled over the past six weeks due to continued fears over the drought affecting Russia and the Ukraine.

The article in The Guardian goes on to say, “Russia is the world’s second largest producer of barley after the EU and the cereal crop is used by many farmers as animal feed. Barley is the latest commodity to see a dramatic price rise in recent weeks”.

“The worst drought for generations in Russia has already caused a 50% jump in the price of wheat, the world’s most-consumed cereal, since June, and last week president Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would freeze grain exports. Attention is also being focused on Australia, the world’s fourth largest exporter of wheat, where this year’s crop may be hit by dry weather in Western Australia, which accounts for 40% of exports. Prices have also been put under pressure by very wet weather in Canada at planting time, which reduced acreage.”

Continued rises in commodity prices provide reason enough to store an emergency food supply. If this trend continues, food prices could skyrocket.

Store an emergency supply of food for your family today, while you have the chance.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food is a perfect choice. You can start small with a Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit or go large with a Mountain House Platinum Reserve Year Supply. The year supply feeds a family of four for three months!

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Russian drought could push up food prices

 

Find Out What You’re Made Of – It Takes Only Three Days

Family Fallout Shelter from 1957

Family Fallout Shelter from 1957

You have been diligent and created a cache of emergency preparedness supplies, including food storage, water, communications, and medical supplies. Now what? Are you really ready for a disaster?

One way to find out is to simulate one. Pick a three day weekend and try it out. Turn off your power, water supply, and electronic equipment. Just walk to the circuit breaker box and turn the main breaker off. Now, use your emergency supplies for three days. Prepare your meals from your food storage, using the water you have stored. Try out the emergency radios, and see what it’s like to go to the bathroom when there is no running water. You’ll find out very quick your strong points, and more importantly your weak points.

If you didn’t store enough water, you’ll find that out. If you didn’t store any comfort foods or snacks, you’ll find out once you miss them. The point is to do a dress rehearsal.

You don’t even have to do it for three days. Just do it over a two day weekend. You’ll find out if your children will get bored. What you didn’t store any playing cards, board games, or puzzles? You know what type of activities your family enjoys doing together. Store the items that will allow you to do those things.

Practice runs are a great way to test your emergency and family preparedness. Try to make it fun for everyone in your family.

At a minimum, you should have a 72-hour emergency kit for every member of your family. If you lack these items, buy them.

Here are a couple of ideas:

          Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit

          72 Hour 4 Person Getaway Kit