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2022-05-23 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Ukraine sows crops on over 80% of planned lands
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Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-23 09:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [171 views ]  Top

#1 Aid for improved food distribution transportation is preferable to more weapons.
Posted by Super Hose 2022-05-23 10:48||   2022-05-23 10:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Their planting is ahead of the US per the USDA figures. As of 15 May we’d planted 49% of our corn (versus 78% at the same time last year), 30% soybeans (vs 58% last year) and 39% spring wheat (vs 83% a year ago). Cotton, sorghum and winter wheat are on track with last year’s figures
Posted by Slenter Panda4300 2022-05-23 11:34||   2022-05-23 11:34|| Front Page Top

#3 Oh,no! How will we ever maintain our panic and hysteria with articles like this???
Posted by Tom 2022-05-23 12:22||   2022-05-23 12:22|| Front Page Top

#4 "hysteria"
Food scarcity and soaring food prices worldwide, food scarcity, another ten million will starve, civil wars and revolutions breaking out all over the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.

You're right though. No cause for alarm. Move along please.

Posted by Throgum Noodleman7647 2022-05-23 13:09||   2022-05-23 13:09|| Front Page Top

#5 Those are government induced problems, Covid and Green policies, not agriculture. Solve the problem by first appropriately placing the blame.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-23 13:25||   2022-05-23 13:25|| Front Page Top

#6 This is much better than I thought it would be. Glad to see.
Posted by 49 Pan 2022-05-23 14:08||   2022-05-23 14:08|| Front Page Top

#7 At least some of the current shortages are due to panic buying and hoarding in response to all the scare stories about coming shortages.

I own that my household is currently keeping our cars fully gassed up at all times instead of waiting until the last quarter tank, and for certain grocery items we grab a couple extra when we see them restocked on the shelves, just in case. If many are acting as I am, that would be enough to create the appearance of shortages, just as during rush hour one driver tapping on the breaks ripples into a traffic jam.

Add that to this link from February, courtesy of Thing From Snowy Mountain, and it’s easy to see how a complete lack of shortage in supply can be turned into a dramatic shortage in the shops and, yes, killing starvation for the poor in poorer countries:

Bowing to China, Shipping Carriers Refuse to Transport U.S. and California Goods

It’s the job of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (or however he spells it) to straighten out such little problems, but he’s been on parental leave with his new baby, and so hasn’t been working the problem. Not that him being in the office would have had better results, despite having reached the level of lieutenant in Naval Intelligence before going in for politics...
Posted by trailing wife 2022-05-23 14:44||   2022-05-23 14:44|| Front Page Top

#8 Just stopped at the grocery store on the way back from other errands and I have to say, compared to the empty shelves and "two per customer" signs that were everywhere during COVID, I'm just not seeing it now. Prices are up, though, for sure.

Some of this is just the latest round of media turning everything into a hysteria apocalypse.

That's not to say it isn't happening at all.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-23 14:47||   2022-05-23 14:47|| Front Page Top

#9 Just stopped at the grocery store

Bread in new packaging "Only 80 calories!"
Same diet/carb spin as new beers in smaller cans or 4 packs with 'specialty single serve' pricing.
The 'sandwich' sized slices are now much smaller and inversely priced.
Posted by Skidmark 2022-05-23 16:46||   2022-05-23 16:46|| Front Page Top

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