Rising waters affect both residential and agricultural areas in the Midwest.
Crop failure and cattle loss could cause price increases across the board.
Labeled, long term food storage buckets can offer you security against rising food prices.
Reuters recently released satellite data that shows at least 1 million acres of U.S farmland flooded. That is something we just don’t see and certainly not before the rains of spring begin to move across the land. The breadbasket of the world is submerged and we must concern ourselves with food storage. This is no longer a Nebraska problem. The flooding has extended from the Dakotas to Missouri. It’s a national catastrophe and many of these fields have been under water for more than a week according to reporting from the same source.
The NOAA has also come out to warn us of a possible “unprecedented flood season” which will undoubtedly affect the planting of crops like soy, wheat and corn.
Food Prices Poised to Suffer
With these tremendous losses and a wet spring on the way, it’s very possible that we face rising food prices. Of course, that is assuming we don’t have any serious crop failure elsewhere in the nation. These floods are affecting things like corn, wheat and cattle production in Nebraska.
What happens if we see flooding, which is clearly becoming more common, through spring? There have been some terrifying quotes from farmers in the area and one man, whose family has been farming for 157 years, was quoted on The Economic Collapse saying: “My gut feeling is we are going to be underwater all year.”
Local farmers are also estimating they have lost about 1 million calves to the floods. Food and grazing areas for the surviving cattle have also been affected. This will affect beef prices everywhere.
Food Storage is the Answer
Unfortunately, many Americans turn a blind eye to this news because its too big for them. They struggle to find answers for a problem like this. We could have millions of Americans putting up food, right now, for what could be a food crisis by the fall season.
While many people look at emergency food storage as something strange or some form of hoarding, it is no different than what people have done for centuries. The only difference is that food is more accessible.
Never forget, American grains feed the world. Food prices will not be dictated by the demand of American buyers but also the world populations.
Start putting food away, today! Be sure you have answers for rising food prices and scarcity.
Bucketing up Grains for Long Term Food Storage
The best move to make, right now, is to start bucketing up grains. You have likely seen those long-term food storage buckets online. You can also make your own.
- 5 gallon buckets with lids
- 1 gallon Mylar bags
- 300 cc Oxygen Absorbers
- Heat Sealer (iron or hair straightener)
Fill your 1-gallon bags with foods you like and eat. Look into hard wheat that you can mill into flour, rice, cornmeal, sugar, salt, beans and even pasta are great options. By adding an oxygen absorber, you will be able to store that food for a very long time.
Mylar bags seal permanently when you apply heat to them. This makes for a great seal after you have added your oxygen absorber. These bags go into your buckets and they can be stored wherever you like.
Be sure to date those buckets so you know when they were packed
Spring is coming and with it come the rains. The Midwest is going to see more rain between now and the planting season of most commodity grains.
Rather than depending on low food prices, the time is now to react and start putting up food in case we see an unsustainable price increase. There is no reason to be caught off guard by this coming food crisis. Get your Mylar, buckets and oxygen absorbers.
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