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Joined: 2008/11/24
Posts: 9
osseo, mi usa

 food availability

As a commercial farmer, a few thoughts:

Meat: The country has more than adequate meat animals. The problem is not a few packer plants have shut down due to a lack of viable healthy workers. This has created a backlog of market ready animals on the farm. Its not a supply problem but a demand problem.

Grains: The country is awash with corn and beans. The prices farmers receive for these commodities is so low that is an absolute loss every time a farmer sells a bushel. There definitely isn't a supply problem.

Vegetables: Any shortages are most likely the result of a distribution interruption. I just checked with a seed supplier, and there is plenty of seed available. One needs to get away from the huge conglomerates to find readily available produce.

charles randall

 2020/4/16 14:17Profile

Joined: 2002/12/11
Posts: 37910
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Re: food availability


I agree that there are alot of supplies in the USA, lots of produce made and many fields. But is there not alot of reliance in north america on other nations for large parts of our food supply chain?

It seems clear there will be some increased prices for produce and other foods and less availablity as before.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2020/4/16 19:54Profile

Joined: 2011/8/23
Posts: 1717
Tennessee, but my home's in Alabama

 Re: food availability


Plants can’t get people back to work. From COVID restrictions to stimulus checks disincentivizing work to many many thousands now simply deciding they aren’t working real labor jobs anymore, we have an impending food issue.

My brother is in the wholesale food business and we discuss this frequently. A large national wings chain is on the cusp of closing locations because they cannot find chicken wings in some regions. Nobody is saying much because of panic buying.

But the animals needed and the grains? Aplenty.

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 2021/4/22 19:33Profile

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