I think it is kinda odd that no one really talks about the droughts we had this summer...the damage didn't suddenly heal itself...
We had the "election" and now we have the "Gaza" thing and people are easily distracted. Let's see how distracted they are in February and March
when certain things will either just not be available or will cost twice as much as it did.
The problem with beef...and they warned us months ago...farmers were bringing their herds to slaughter because they couldn't afford to feed them or
water them. This caused a surge of available meat at the stores and markets so prices have stayed pretty much flat. It is not going to be that way in
deep winter and into the spring. Expect chicken and pork to rise as well.
Better stock up dried soup beans! Least you'll get some protein to go with your rice and potatoes. BTW...peanut butter is also expected to have a
jump n prices. Friend of mine works at a big super market grocer and his boss told him to buy in lots of peanut butter now cause the prices were going
to go up. I am not a prophet here, but I would recommend getting some meat in the freezer and alternative protein sources in your cabinets. I think
the Holidays are going to be the start of it.
The drought didn't go away...it's just that most of us have ADD and can't pay attention on a subject more than a couple of minutes if it is not
thrust in our face constantly. Prepare yourself for more expensive food.
The effects haven't even really started yet...but I bet people are going to see prices going up from now through Christmas and then get really bad
when the warehouses start thinning down.