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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #900 on: February 19, 2017, 11:17:20 AM »
More than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned last week.

Conflicts in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in Somalia has ruined the agricultural economy.
http://m.france24.com/en/20170219-famine-threatens-nigeria-south-sudan-yemen-somalia

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #901 on: March 04, 2017, 06:59:12 PM »
Conflicts in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in Somalia has ruined the agricultural economy.

At least 110 people, most of them women and children, have died from starvation and drought-related illness in Somalia in the past 48 hours

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/04/africa/somalia-drought-deaths/index.html

https://www.oxfam.org/en/somalia/famine-somalia-causes-and-solutions

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/somalia-dead-drought-starve-prime-minister-hassan-khaire-united-nations-famine-mogadishu-country-a7611471.html

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #902 on: May 01, 2017, 01:05:27 PM »
Probably the entire western Kansas winter wheat crop was lost this weekend due to heavy snow.

http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/we-lost-the-western-kansas-wheat-crop-this-weekend

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #903 on: May 01, 2017, 01:25:28 PM »
Uum not good. Have a friend that farms in Mullinville. He's in the southwest so may have missed all that.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #904 on: August 07, 2017, 05:15:09 PM »
A friend on another board reported he was getting 28 pound buckets of Augason Farms wheat for 17 something a bucket. It is now 33 something a bucket.

Remember this story from May 1?
http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/we-lost-the-western-kansas-wheat-crop-this-weekend

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #905 on: August 07, 2017, 05:43:53 PM »
I think there has been something very odd happening with food prices over the last several years and I don't think it's weather related. Related to what I don't know.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #906 on: August 07, 2017, 05:53:40 PM »
Yes. Some costs are way up, some going down.
Then around here, we are seeing fast food places having a lot of special, down to earth food prices. Trying to stay in business maybe?


Guess we'll have to shift gears and stock up on other food stuffs when something doubles in price.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #907 on: August 08, 2017, 03:56:54 AM »
Around here beef has for the most part become a very large part of folks food budget I think. I haven't bought any beef in a couple years unless I could get a really good price. Doesn't happen often. For a while chicken was very reasonable and for the past two or three years I've been able to get whole picnics, Boston butts and boneless pork loins are very good prices also. I also don't do all our shopping at one store, an excellent way to go broke IMO. I will plan out my purchases and make a round trip to several stores, we made a grocery list that we can put items at several stores on for that trip, or sometimes to only one to replenish my stock of what I buy there.