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.
brother,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.
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