START STORING DRY FOODS Crisis Ahead?

START STORING DRY FOODS 
Crisis Ahead? Global Supplies Of Wheat, Corn And Soybeans Are Shrinking Fast
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It turns out that things are even worse than we originally thought.  Did you know that global supplies of wheat are shrinking?  If that wasn’t bad enough, global supplies of corn and soybeans are shrinking as well.  As a result, prices for all three have been soaring and the number of hungry people around the planet is rapidly rising.
The COVID pandemic, widespread crop failures and global supply chain disruptions are some of the factors that are being blamed for this growing crisis.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that things will get much better any time soon.  In fact, Forbes is telling us that we should not expect to see things turn around “until late 2022 – or beyond”…
The relentless rally in grain prices is the result of shrinking global supplies that might not be replaced until late 2022 – or beyond
Supplies of three of the world’s most important grains: corn, soybeans, and wheat, are shrinking, and it will likely take at least the next two growing seasons for supplies to reach comfortable levels again. That’s the prediction the USDA and many private grain analysts have come to in recent weeks, and grain markets have taken notice.
Why isn’t this front page news all over the world?

At this point, most people don’t even know about the absolutely devastating crop failure that happened in China last year…
As the global population and economy grows, so too does the use of grains. Hence, any significant supply disruption can have an outsized impact on global grain prices, which is what happened last year when China had a crop failure.
The true extent of China’s 2020 grain production problems may never be known or recognized by official sources, but that doesn’t matter. Markets can see two things that really do matter: the price of grains in China and the amount of grains China imports.
Those two inputs have created a bullish formula: Chinese grain prices, particularly corn prices, rocketed last year and remain at elevated levels, and China will import record amounts of soybeans and corn this year. The verdict is still out on Chinese wheat imports, but they are likely to be record high too – Chinese wheat imports are officially already at their second highest level in history.
Of course China is far from alone.  Wild weather patterns have been playing havoc with agricultural production all over the globe, and this isn’t likely to change any time soon.
In particular, conditions are quite dire in Brazil right now…
Brazil’s coffee and orange crop are likely to decline for the second consecutive year. Brazil’s current orange crop contracted 31% from the previous season, the most in three decades, and production of arabica coffee is also falling. Arabica coffee is used at Starbucks Corp and other fancy coffee chains, which means the cost of coffee is going up.
John Corbett, Chief Executive Officer at agriculture tech company aWhere Inc., said, “rainfall was disastrously low for many areas in Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais from January to April.” He said these worst-hit areas received less than half of average precipitation during the rainy season.
So this means that the price of Starbucks coffee is going to go even higher?
Oh the humanity!
Sadly, drought is also having a dramatic impact on agricultural production in Argentina and Paraguay…
The drought is also affecting neighboring Argentina and Paraguay. River levels are quickly dropping, forcing barges, carrying farm goods to reduce capacities to avoid grounding. These lighter barge loads have decreased the flow of corn, soybeans, soybean meal, and soybean oil to key export locations.
Here in the United States, farmers in the western half of the nation are dealing with the worst “megadrought” in our entire recorded history.  Just like throughout much of the rest of the world, agricultural production in the U.S. will be below initial expectations once again this year.
As global food supplies get tighter and tighter, hunger is starting to spread like wildfire…
The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2021) highlights the remarkably high severity and numbers of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent in 55 countries/territories, driven by persistent conflict, pre-existing and COVID-19-related economic shocks, and weather extremes. The number identified in the 2021 edition is the highest in the report’s five-year existence.
While conflict continues to displace people, disrupt livelihoods and damage economies, the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures have exacerbated pre-existing drivers of fragility, widened inequalities and exposed structural vulnerabilities of local and global food systems, hitting the most economically vulnerable households particularly hard.
If things weren’t bad enough already, now farmers all over the world have a computer chip shortage to deal with.  Almost every piece of farm equipment that you could possibly name uses computer chips, and we are being told that this chip shortage will have a huge impact on agricultural production “for the next two years and beyond”…
The biggest factor impacting the ability of U.S. farmers to produce the food we need has nothing to do with the weather, the markets, trade, regulations, or disease. The worldwide shortage of computer chips will impact all aspects of agriculture for the next two years and beyond.
Almost every piece of farm equipment, like most everything else in our lives, needs a computer chips to operate. Due in part to the Covid 19 Pandemic, there is a massive worldwide shortage of chips; and the industry is unable to meet the skyrocketing demand.
With each passing month, the chip shortage just seems to get even worse.

In fact, it is being reported that the month of April was the worst month so far…
Shortages in the semiconductor industry, which have already slammed automakers and consumer electronics companies, are getting even worse, complicating the global economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Chip lead times, the gap between ordering a chip and taking delivery, increased to 17 weeks in April, indicating users are getting more desperate to secure supply, according to research by Susquehanna Financial Group. That is the longest wait since the firm began tracking the data in 2017, in what it describes as the “danger zone.”
It would be difficult to overstate how serious this crisis has already become.
This week, Ford announced that it will be either halting or reducing work at eight North American production facilities due to a lack of chips…
Ford Motor will halt or cut production at eight North American plants for varying periods of time through June due to an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips impacting the auto industry.
Affected vehicles range from the Ford Mustang and Escape crossover to the highly profitable F-150 pickup and Bronco Sport SUV, the company confirmed following an internal memo of the plans that was obtained by CNBC.
Ultimately, this chip shortage will have a dramatic impact on hundreds of different industries.
Just think about that.
Big trouble is ahead, and even now we are being told that there are global shortages of just about everything…
Copper, iron ore and steel. Corn, coffee, wheat and soybeans. Lumber, semiconductors, plastic and cardboard for packaging. The world is seemingly low on all of it. “You name it, and we have a shortage on it,” Tom Linebarger, chairman and chief executive of engine and generator manufacturer Cummins Inc., said on a call this month.
Clients are “trying to get everything they can because they see high demand,” Jennifer Rumsey, the Columbus, Indiana-based company’s president, said. “They think it’s going to extend into next year.”
Even without all of the other factors that I talk about on my websites, this alone threatens to plunge the globe into a horrifying economic crisis.
For the next several years, we are being told to expect rampant inflation, severe shortages and widespread hunger.
The corporate media is trying to make us feel better by assuring us that things will begin to turn around in 2022 or 2023, but they don’t really know what the future holds.
But one thing we know for sure is that global supply chains are in a state of utter chaos right now, and that is starting to cause great distress in every corner of the globe.

Originally published at End Of The American Dream Blog – reposted with permission.

is known as 'Darren Deleon' or is called 'Pastor Darren' (17)

I, ‘darren...’ on Aug. 6, 1976 was ‘born again’ (John 3:3) by publicly declaring[1]Jesus’ as my ‘Lord’, ‘Judge’, ‘King’ (Isaiah 33:22; John 18:37). My natural, primary allegiance[2] is to God only as my reciprocal obligation and my repudiation & expatriation of any earthly government, nation, society or ruler. Secondly, my contingent allegiance is to my neighbor (‘state’ means the ‘people’) by divine commandments[3] and acts of obedience. The U.S. Supreme Court declared "there is a higher loyalty than loyalty to this country, it is loyalty to God"[4] and “allegiance cannot be due to two sovereigns[5]. By divine commandments, “No one can serve two masters”, Matthew 6:24; “We must obey God rather than man”, Acts 5:29. Maxim: “That which is against Divine Law is repugnant to society and is void”. This declaration again corrects and merely modifies with additional citations, ab initio, any prior presumption (false or correct) of my personal allegiance, citizenship, nationality, society, domicile and consent to a domestic or foreign sovereign or government.  

I, ‘darren...’, based on my religious beliefs, do not owe any allegiance (primary or contingent, political or otherwise), reciprocal obligation, patrocinium, fealty, duty, function, etc. to any country, nation, king, queen, pope, president, judge, ruler, flag or earthly government and its agencies including the United States[6], jointly or severed, or to a Defacto State (as a political sub-division of United States) as repudiated herein and as declared by the U.S. Supreme Court[7]. The American civil legal system is based on freedom which no government has the power to ‘command until one binds himself to it’, “for lex (law) since it binds one to act” and cannot demand allegiance except by one’s consent[8]. Maxim: “An act done against my will is not my act”.  Maxim: ‘Consent makes the law’.

I, ‘darren…’ do not owe any allegiance, loyalty, fealty, submission, obedience, duty, performance, reciprocal obligation, debt, debit, dues, balance, obligation, liability, arrearages or have granted consent [by contract] to any Federal or State Defacto government and their agencies or to the public but owe all to almighty God, (Acts 5:29, Matt 22:15-22 “Give to God, what is Gods’”). See: “He owes no such duty to the State, He owes nothing to the public so long as he does not trespass upon their rights”. Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 (1906). See also:  ‘Man verses The State’ (1884); ‘The Right to Ignore the State[9] by Herbert Spencer [philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist].

[1]Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven”. Matthew 10:32, Luke 12:8, Romans 10:9, Revelation 3:5.

[2] See: Genesis 49:10; 1 Kings 12:27; 1 Chronicles 12:29. 29:24; 2 Chronicles 15:14-15, 30:8, Isaiah 19:18; 45:22-23; Ezekiel 17:18-21, 21:23; Acts 17:7; Romans 14:11; Galatians 6:12-16; Hebrews 13:15; Revelation 13:3.  See also: U.S. v. MacIntosh, 283 U.S. 605 (1931) – defendant’s allegiance to the will of God; U.S. v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965); allegiance cannot be due to two sovereigns”, Talbot v. Janson, 3 U.S. 133 (1795). Maxim: “That which is against Divine Law is repugnant to society and is void”.

[3] In Matthew 22:35-40: ‘And one of them, a lawyer as an expert in the law, asked a question to test Him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus said unto him, “You shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment (Primary allegiance). The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself (contingent allegiance). "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets". See also: “We must obey God rather than man” Acts 5:29.  “No one can serve two masters” Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13.

[4] U.S. v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965). "there is a higher loyalty than loyalty to this country, it is loyalty to God"

[5] Talbot v. Janson, 3 U.S. 133 (1795). “allegiance cannot be due to two sovereigns

[6] Joaquin A. Peignand v. Immigration & Naturalization Svc, 440 F.2d 757 (1st Cir. 1971) one does not have to be a citizen but merely owe his allegiance to the United States.

[7] U.S. v. MacIntosh, supra (ft. nt. 1) ; U.S. v. Seeger, supra (ft. nt. 3); Passports [22 U.S.C. 212 - ‘..those owing allegiance, citizens or not, to the U.S.’];

[8] See: Galatians 5:1; See also: "For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery." Jonathan Swift (1745).

[9] See: ‘The Right to Ignore the State’ Herbert Spencer - 1. The Right to Voluntary Outlawry. “Every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man, then he is free to drop connection with the state - to relinquish its protection, and to refuse paying toward its support. It is self-evident that in so behaving he in no way trenches upon the liberty of others; for his position is a passive one; It is equally self-evident that he cannot be compelled to continue one of a political corporation, without a breach of the moral law, seeing that citizenship involves payment of taxes; and the taking away of a man's property against his will, is an infringement of his rights. Government being simply an agent employed in common by a number of individuals to secure to them certain advantages, the very nature of the connection implies that it is for each to say whether he will employ such an agent or not. He cannot be coerced into political combination without a breach of the law of equal freedom; he can withdraw from it without committing any such breach; and he has therefore a right so to withdraw”. 6. On Civil and Religious Liberty – “The liberty to worship God in the way that seems to him right, is a liberty without which a man cannot fulfil what he believes to be Divine commands, and therefore conscience requires him to maintain it."…“The claims to ignore the state in religious and in secular matters are in essence identical.”

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