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Food Prices about to sky rocket, be prepared.

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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Anyone buying anything but Heritage seeds, are throwing money out the window. jmoho...

Des




posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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We have chickens here at the house but they are free range and were able to dig down in the dirt in the shady woods and they just laid there - it was scary to watch. We'd hose them down and normally they don't like water but they didn't care. We left out the corn and made sure they had a lot of cool water.

But we know someone with a commercial chicken house and he was losing 40 chickens a day and he was very upset.

In Georgia we saw a June where it rained hardly if any. In my spot we had NO rain.
My poor garden - it just went splat.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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A friend of mine's dad has a good size farm in Iowa. He spoke with his father last night and he said if they don't get rain soon they will probably loose %80 of there crops. We have been lucky here in the northeast, I have a garden in my yard. I guess I will be doing more canning this year than usual.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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...my suggestion, stock up as much as you can while it's still reasonable to buy.



 



the corn crop and the possibility of other basic food crops being up to 90% un harvestable has already hit the MSM... my guess is that the monied speculators are going to manage to get their profits at the expense of all of us on Main-Street

who will be paying 3X more for a can of vegetables tomorrow than it was priced at today Tuesday, 10 July '12


i may be overreaching on the mark-up before the crisis actually hits...but that's the realistic state of our world today !


 


in the last 9 ,months i have pretty much depleated my store of canned goods...without replacing the goods i hoarded up at very low/sale prices...
i kept waiting for the .69¢ cans of goods to be reduced to .49¢ again so i could buy them....NO such luck Yet


So it looks as if i will need to pay $1.16 a can for the fruits/veggies i might have gotten for .69 cents a can just a week ago (on sale)

sheezen !!
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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by hadriana
We have chickens here at the house but they are free range and were able to dig down in the dirt in the shady woods and they just laid there - it was scary to watch. We'd hose them down and normally they don't like water but they didn't care. We left out the corn and made sure they had a lot of cool water.

But we know someone with a commercial chicken house and he was losing 40 chickens a day and he was very upset.

In Georgia we saw a June where it rained hardly if any. In my spot we had NO rain.
My poor garden - it just went splat.


Same here with the heat. Last week it was hosing my goats down several times a day. At first they ran from it, but, soon decided they liked it and ran to the hose when I turned it on....even a goat knows when it's too hot....


Des



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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Thank God for Farmers!! We need more!! I went to the grocery store and got 1/2 a cart full..it cost me 100.00 and I only bought 2 meats. Its getting pretty bad when we cant afford hamburger. I think something is wrong with our SUN..just instinct. The only thing I can afford to stock up on is Water..Things are bad here in NC

Please keep on Farming..this is the most important job in the world!! We must support our own coutry with food..I do not ever want to see our country having to import food.

Best Wishes! NC
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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by tw0330
suggestions:

Stock up on canned goods, potatoes, and other fruit/vegetables that save a while.

Stock up on Spices, as the weather will effect them too.

buy a large deep freezer, Find a local person who raises live stock, buy a cow (or split it with someone), hog, or what ever, and have it slaughtered for you. Chances are you will have to pay for it (or put a claim on it) prior to it being ready for slaughter, but it will save you a ton of money down the road.
NOTE: you can not sell the meat once it is slaughtered and packaged though.

For amount of food people will actually need i can say any of you that have 5 or more in your family
will be sorry you didnt stock up months back. Unless your gonna pull out a couple grand and empty
a grocery store.. your kinda late to "start" now.
It absolutely blows my mind that the members here for some time, didnt see this coming.
Ive been stocking for a year,.. rotating my foods. and have been buying water and survival supplies.
Ive got a 1/4 cow coming next month. freezer already in place..
I pay attention to this sites ample information.. and acted on it shortly after i joined.
Stop procrastinating and go to the stores asap
start reading the survival forum for supply ideas.

Oh,. and do a search about how our beloved Obama has been slipping in the executive order updates
and additions
the two that concern me recently are Peacetime martial law edition and the one a few days ago
about the DHS now has control of the internet if need be,(in the event of a catastrophe)
things may be getting much worse SOON

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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy

Originally posted by tw0330
suggestions:

Stock up on canned goods, potatoes, and other fruit/vegetables that save a while.

Stock up on Spices, as the weather will effect them too.

buy a large deep freezer, Find a local person who raises live stock, buy a cow (or split it with someone), hog, or what ever, and have it slaughtered for you. Chances are you will have to pay for it (or put a claim on it) prior to it being ready for slaughter, but it will save you a ton of money down the road.
NOTE: you can not sell the meat once it is slaughtered and packaged though.

For amount of food people will actually need i can say any of you that have 5 or more in your family
will be sorry you didnt stock up months back. Unless your gonna pull out a couple grand and empty
a grocery store.. your kinda late to "start" now.
It absolutely blows my mind that the members here for some time, didnt see this coming.
Ive been stocking for a year,.. rotating my foods. and have been buying water and survival supplies.
Ive got a 1/4 cow coming next month. freezer already in place..
I pay attention to this sites ample information.. and acted on it shortly after i joined.
Stop procrastinating and go to the stores asap
start reading the survival forum for supply ideas.
good luck


I have a whole hog coming in August, have a little under half a cow in my freezer now, and will be getting another half in September. We also get a lot of canned food from my inlaws garden. we planted late this year, but we are hoping for some vegetables of our own too.

As far as store bought canned food, well we have beans and some others stored in our basement, we used to have more, but tough times have caused us to use much of it.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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So now think about what you will do if your power goes out for a week, a month, three months.
Your freezer runs on electricity and wont stay cold forever.. Back up plans?
I hope so



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
So now think about what you will do if your power goes out for a week, a month, three months.
Your freezer runs on electricity and wont stay cold forever.. Back up plans?
I hope so


Massive neighborhood cookout...BTDT.....


Des



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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I have some food and supplies and some methods of cleaning water and some ways to defend me and my wife. If the SHTF I can get us somewhere safe. My wife is a scientist and a chemist and an expert in radiation safety. I can get us to a survivalist community that needs our talents.


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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone

Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
So now think about what you will do if your power goes out for a week, a month, three months.
Your freezer runs on electricity and wont stay cold forever.. Back up plans?
I hope so


Massive neighborhood cookout...BTDT.....


Des
I can laugh with you on that cause I am fully prepared,.
however.. this is a serious issue..



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy

Originally posted by Destinyone

Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
So now think about what you will do if your power goes out for a week, a month, three months.
Your freezer runs on electricity and wont stay cold forever.. Back up plans?
I hope so


Massive neighborhood cookout...BTDT.....


Des
I can laugh with you on that cause I am fully prepared,.
however.. this is a serious issue..


It was serious then too...it was those 2 weeks without power that made me buy a generator. If we don't learn from our trials, then we just may die from future ones.

Des



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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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i replying to the OP's request for reports on what you see in your area. Southwestern Ontario on the North
shore of Lake Erie is seeing dry conditions. Grass is brown, weeds are flourishing, hell i have even seen weeds i haven't seen before. Creeping charlie is taking over the lawn. Vegetables in my small garden are slow. Early spring they said that there would be a 'bumper ' corn crop, now rain is desparately needed for any yield. Watched on CNBC this morning how the greedy speculators are running with it and pushing up the price of commodities in light of this. We all lose and i hope they lose more.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone...
Same here with the heat. Last week it was hosing my goats down several times a day. At first they ran from it, but, soon decided they liked it and ran to the hose when I turned it on....even a goat knows when it's too hot....


Des


We are getting good rain now and a lot of my plants are rebounding. I started a second crop of some I lost so I still should have a good harvest, especially if it is as mild a winter as last year.

We were wondering if we should plant citrus here. lol Get a jump on the shift... They changed our plant zone code last year to one that was warmer. They said it had nothing to do with global warming but it makes one wonder. I know there are natural cycles and then bigger natural cycles. It's definitely different from when I was a kid - It used to come a thunder storm nearly every day here. They'd be quick and the roads would just steam afterwards. Now we go a month without any rain? Year after year? Maybe the new cycle should be called 'totally unpredictable.' Freezing and snow time after time one year? Not at all the next? It ain't right. I'm in my 4th decade and I'd say it's been 4 years now that it's just been *Wonky*.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Just north of Madison, Wisconsin -- no rain in over a month - it's bad dry, Governor just issued a state of emergency for the farmers in this area. The rain just keeps going north, or down through Chicago, but southern Illinois is very dry also.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 07:25 PM
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There is no grass in southern wisconsin - you can't even water your lawn to keep it green.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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What's interesting is that the rain may be going south of Chicago, but it's going north of here, which is about two hours from Chicago. The area north of here, may have experienced some rain, but not near enough for the crops though.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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I ran into a tractor/mower store in missouri today to see how much a tiller would be and an old farmer was talking to the owner. When I got close enough to hear he was saying it's already to late for corn, even if we get a lot of rain.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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S&F. the climate is changing and people who own farmland aren't prepared to change their entire operation to match the erratic climate. crops are not doing well. the feed prices for livestock are going up and to the person who said something about feeding cows grass.... that's all gone too.

it doesn't look good now and it's only going to get worse.



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