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- 2022 was a bad year for rice harvesting in California, producing only half the usual amount
The Sacramento River Valley is one of the top producers of rice. Half of the crop is exported to Japan and Korea and much of the sushi rice eaten in the United States is grown here. But according to the California Rice Commission, of the 500,000 acres normally produced, only 250,000 will be harvested this year.
- Grocery Prices Surged by 13.5% in August
Americans’ visits to the grocery store will likely continue to be expensive as a new report the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ August Consumer Price Index (CPI) indicates that food prices continue climbing upward. Per its most recent report, the overall cost of food increased by 11.4%. Similarly, the food-at-home category went up 13.5% on a year-over-year basis.
- Unprecedented Famine Causes Widespread Suffering in the Horn of Africa
Unprecedented famine conditions not seen in the last 40 years are gripping parts of Africa. Back-to-back droughts, COVID-19, and effects from the Ukraine war have created dire conditions for the eastern region.
- Satellite Image Reveals ‘Agriculture Wasteland’ Across California’s Rice Capital
New satellite imagery shows a large swath of California's rice fields has been left barren without harvest as fears of a 'mini dust bowl' emerge due to diminishing water supplies.
- A List Of 33 Things We Know About The Coming Food Shortages
Unfortunately, most people out there don’t seem to understand that the food that isn’t being grown in 2022 won’t be on our store shelves in 2023. We are potentially facing an absolutely unprecedented worldwide food crisis next year, but the vast majority of the population doesn’t seem very alarmed about this.
- World’s largest rice exporter restricts shipments
broken rice and imposed a 20% duty on outbound shipments of other various grades, Reuters has reported. The South Asian nation cited food security concerns in making the move, which was announced on Thursday, as below-average monsoon rainfall had curtailed planting. India exports rice to more than 150 countries.
- Russia makes grain promise to poorest nations
Russia is set to ramp up grain exports, seeking to supply some 30 million tons of grain, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. The supplies will prioritize poor and food-insecure nations.
- UN Food Official Warns Fertilizer Affordability Crisis Could Slash Global Grain Production By 40%
More than six months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the global fertilizer crunch threatens to starve a planet as prices are too high for some farmers ahead of the next planting season. That’s the view of Maximo Torero, chief economist from the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), who told Bloomberg TV that elevated fertilizer prices could decrease global grain production by upwards of 40% in the next planting season.
- ‘They’ are getting prepared
The ultra-wealthy are some of the best preppers in the entire world.
- Bird flu forces Ohio egg farm to euthanize 3 million chickens
An outbreak of bird flu that has led to the deaths of 43 million chickens and turkeys this year across the U.S. has been found at a giant egg-laying operation in Ohio, state and federal agriculture officials said Wednesday.