Drought costs Oklahoma and Texas farmers billions: As summer comes to an end many farmers and ranchers are calling it quits. The Oklahoma Farmers and Ranchers Association says it’s mainly new ranchers. A new report out of Oklahoma State University (OSU) says farmers have lost $1.6 billion due to the drought this year. Researchers say this could cause
food prices to rise at your supermarket check out register.
Food Shortages and Price Rising. Shopper Chris said “I wanted to write and let you know about my shopping experience today. I decided to take the day off and stock up on food supplies. WOW, was I shocked. I used to go buy in bulk at Aldi with no problem. Today, I had a hard time finding enough of the items I wanted. Some items were not in stock at all. I almost took every can in the store of certain soups and fruits. Then [I] went to another grocery store to stock up on green beans and corn. Same story, I just about took every can on the shelves. It wasn’t that I bought so very much, it was that there was so very little stock on the shelves. Helpful Hint: Deyo Food Storage Planner
Wholesale prices have doubled in some places as farmers nurse their surviving pumpkin plants toward a late harvest. Some farmers are trying to buy pumpkins from other regions to cover orders. Owner of Pray’s Family Farms said, I think there’s going to be an extreme shortage of pumpkins this year. I’ve tried buying from people down in area, I’ve tried locally and I’ve tried reaching across the border to some farmers in the Quebec area. There’s just none around.
Why is common sense so uncommon?
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