An “All-Out Blizzard” That Is “Unheard Of For October” Is About To Hit Farms In The Midwest With Up To 2 Feet Of Snow

An “All-Out Blizzard” That Is “Unheard Of For October” Is About To Hit Farms In The Midwest With Up To 2 Feet Of Snow By Michael Snyder Farmers in the middle of the country are about to get hit by what could potentially be the worst October blizzard in U.S. history.  According to USA Today, “the massive size and intensity of this snowstorm is unheard of for October”.  In other words, we have never seen anything like this in the month of October ever before. Such a storm would have…

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City Shuts Downs Preschoolers’ Farm Stand Citing Zoning Violations

City Shuts Downs Preschoolers’ Farm Stand Citing Zoning Violations By Kerry McDonald It’s like something out of The Onion: city manager shuts down preschool farm stand out of fear that, if allowed, “we could end up with one on every corner.” Farm Stand Shut Down Alas, this is not satire. It’s the current predicament facing the Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. In an area where access to fresh fruits and vegetables can be limited, this preschool has stepped up to prioritize growing and…

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Wisconsin Farm Loan Delinquencies Jump To Levels Not Seen Since 2001

Wisconsin Farm Loan Delinquencies Jump To Levels Not Seen Since 2001 By Tyler Durden The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) warned Thursday that farmers across the Central and Midwest US were quickly falling behind on agriculture loans held by community banks, according to Reuters. In a quarterly report of loan delinquency data of US banks, published by the FDIC, there was no direct reference to President Trump’s trade war with China. But the report noted that credit deterioration in agriculture loans, specifically in Wisconsin, were alarming. “We continue to monitor…

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Farmers Hit Back as USDA Chief Mocks Those Harmed by Trade War as “Whiners”

Farmers Hit Back as USDA Chief Mocks Those Harmed by Trade War as “Whiners” By Jake Johnson Farmers facing record bankruptcies and collapsing incomes due to President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China were not amused by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s joke about their economic pain during an event in Minnesota last week. “I had a farmer tell me this in Pennsylvania,” Perdue told an audience of thousands of farmers gathered in a barn near Morgan, Minnesota. “What do you call two farmers in a basement? A whine cellar.” Some…

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Currency War Begins: Chinese Yuan Crashes to New Record Low as Global Markets Tumble

Currency War Begins: Chinese Yuan Crashes to New Record Low as Global Markets Tumble By Tyler Durden Update 2: – China’s central bank has confirmed that it is, indeed, on, saying that it is able to keep the yuan exchange rate at a reasonable and balanced level – whatever that means – while acknowledging that the Yuan plunging beyond 7 per dollar is due to market supply and demand, trade protectionism and expectations on additional tariffs on Chinese goods. Meanwhile, resorting to its old, tired and worn out tricks, Dow…

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Look At This Map – It Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Literally Happening All Over The Globe

Look At This Map – It Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Literally Happening All Over The Globe By Michael Snyder Let me warn you right up front – the information in this article might freak you out.  If what some experts are telling us is true, a global food crisis appears to be inevitable.  Even during good years we have a really difficult time feeding everyone on the planet, and now a major climate shift appears to be happening. Our sun has become exceedingly quiet, and many experts believe that…

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Consumers Comments Requested By ATSDR Regarding Glyphosate Toxicology Contamination In Food, Water & Air Due July 8, 2019

Consumers Comments Requested By ATSDR Regarding Glyphosate Toxicology Contamination In Food, Water & Air Due July 8, 2019 By Catherine J. Frompovich The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has gone out of its way, and even ‘fallen all over itself’ in trying to present a somewhat balanced 257-page report regarding the agricultural herbicide glyphosate for the purpose of soliciting consumer public comment by July 8, 2019, the due date. GlyphosateIUPAC name: N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a…

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“It’s A Disaster Like I’ve Never Seen Before” — 2019 Could Be The Worst Year Ever For U.S. Corn Farmers

“It’s A Disaster Like I’ve Never Seen Before” — 2019 Could Be The Worst Year Ever For U.S. Corn Farmers By Michael Snyder The amount of corn produced in the United States this year is going to be way below expectations.  The Department of Agriculture just slashed its harvest estimates quite dramatically in its June report, but some farmers in the Midwest believe that those reduced projections are still way too optimistic. As I have previously detailed, millions upon millions of acres will go unplanted this year, but that is…

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Perfect Storm Brewing for Price Inflation

Perfect Storm Brewing for Price Inflation By Clint Siegner A “perfect storm” is brewing for Midwestern farmers. Unending rains have led to the flooding of tens of millions of acres of farmland. The deluge comes on the heels of years of low crop prices. It has the makings of an agriculture disaster on a scale never seen before. The nation may see a “perfect storm” in terms of food inflation. Prices for some farm commodities figure to be a lot higher in the months ahead as markets adjust to dramatically…

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China Puts U.S. Soybean Farmers On Alert, Bans Import Of U.S. Grown Soybeans

China Puts U.S. Soybean Farmers On Alert, Bans Import Of U.S. Grown Soybeans By Mac Slavo China is responding to the United States’ trade war by banning the import of soybeans grown by U.S. farmers into the Communist country. American farmers have been officially warned that they and the American consumer will suffer under this trade war and fare much worse than the Chinese government. Russian soybeans will replace those previously supplied by the U.S. to China. China boosted the import of American soybeans as a goodwill gesture when the…

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