At this moment, millions of acres of farmland are underwater, and that is not going to change any time soon. When the flood waters came, they moved so rapidly that they literally picked up pigs and baby calves and carried them along. Roads, rail lines and entire small towns have been washed away, and so even if farmers had something left to sell they couldn’t get it to market anyway.
Just last Friday morning I gave a ride to an executive based out of Omaha, and I kidded her about the flooding in Nebraska. She said, “It’s no laughing matter. Omaha hasn’t flooded — yet — but it is essentially a little island in the middle of a state-sized lake.”
And Tyler concludes with this:
Food production in the United States is going to be way, way down this year. Prices at the grocery store are immediately going to start rising, and they are going to keep rising all year long. So now is the best time to stock up and to get prepared for what is coming. Our breadbasket has been absolutely devastated, and things are only going to get worse. The mainstream media seems to think that this is just another in a long string of major natural disasters that has hit our nation in recent years, but the truth is not so simple. This disaster is going to have a dramatic impact on our ability to grow our own food, and even if everything went perfectly from this point forward we are talking about a recovery that would take many, many years.
I believe him, and so should you. We often talk at this here back porch of mine about SHTF scenarios. This, I think, is going to be one of them.
So get out to the supermarket — now — and start laying in food supplies. You all know which kinds to get: stuff that has a lo-o-o-ng storage life, because there’s no telling just how long it’s going to take to recover from this.
Sure, we’ll probably just import foods from overseas; but it’ll be costly, and if you think that foreign countries won’t use this catastrophe against us politically, I have a New York bridge to sell you.
Most importantly: if you’re on a fixed income (as I am), your dollar is going to buy less and less food as prices start to climb. I have about three months’ supply of food on hand, and that is never going to be enough. I already started over the past weekend, and I’m going to be doing it daily from now on.
So get going.
Oh, and I don’t think I need to remind anyone here about keeping your ammo lockers stocked, do I?