I can’t emphasize enough how important it is and how little time is left for people to buy and store food. Prices that farmers receive for their crops and prices on the commodities markets are up sharply and have been rising for months, reaching new highs again and again.
Fertilizer is in short supply, due to the situation with Russia, a top exporter of fertilizer. It will take years for the U.S. to become self-sufficient in fertilizer production, and efforts to do so have been lax.
Diesel fuel prices are much higher. This will price some farmers out of production. A farmer who uses pivot irrigation (which runs on diesel) and who does conventional tilling uses more than ten times the diesel fuel compared to a farmer, raising the same crops, who grows crops with no-till and without irrigation (rain fed). So the first farmer I described will not be able to compete with the second example I gave, and will not be able to plant.
If you cannot obtain a high enough yield to pay for the inputs (fuel, labor, seed, fertilizer, etc.) and make a profit, then you don’t plant. Some farmers will be forced to let their fields lie fallow, despite the higher prices they could get for crops, since the cost of growing those crops is higher than the rising price for the crop.
IN ADDITION, if the Warning, Consolation, and Miracle are this year, these events will cause panic buying as people speculate: “Is The End Near?” The answer is that the End is not so soon. The End of the End Times is still hundreds of years away, even assuming that the beginning of the End Times might be this year. Once people panic buy, the food production and distribution system will not be able to keep up, and will take months or years to recover.
You should have at least six months worth of food stored, including pasta, flour, yeast, rice, canned goods, as much frozen meat, poultry, fish, butter and cheese as you can cram into your freezer, along with plenty of vegetable oil. Buy the foods that you typically eat or would be very willing to eat in a food crisis, foods that also store well. Boxed mac and cheese, and grated parmesan cheese both keep well without refrigeration. Breakfast cereal, nuts and seeds, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruits are also good foods to store.
If the End Times begins soon, remember that the first four events are War, Civil Unrest, Famine, and death from a variety of causes, and this may last for at least several years. You might want to look into articles on prepping for ideas about what you might need.
The Warning will strike the whole world with great fear. So obtain whatever you need before that event, which could be Good Friday of next week.
Remember that you can only possibly survive the difficult times ahead with prayer, self-denial, and good works toward others.
Ronald L Conte Jr
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