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    U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low And Organic Food Shortages Are Being Reported All Over America



    theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder / January 22nd, 2014

    If the extreme drought in the western half of the country keeps going, the food supply problems that we are experiencing right now are only going to be the tip of the iceberg. As you will see below, the size of the U.S. cattle herd has dropped to a 61 year low, and organic food shortages are being reported all over the nation. Surprisingly cold weather and increasing demand for organic food have both been a factor, but the biggest threat to the U.S. food supply is the extraordinary drought which has had a relentless grip on the western half of the country. If you check out the U.S. Drought Monitor, you can see that drought conditions currently stretch from California all the way to the heart of Texas. In fact, the worst drought in the history of the state of California is happening right now. And considering the fact that the rest of the nation is extremely dependent on produce grown in California and cattle raised in the western half of the U.S., this should be of great concern to all of us.

    A local Fox News report that was featured on the Drudge Report entitled “Organic food shortage hits US” has gotten quite a bit of attention. The following is an excerpt from that article…

    Since Christmas, cucumbers supplies from Florida have almost ground to a halt and the Mexican supply is coming but it’s just not ready yet.

    And as the basic theory of economics goes, less supply drives up prices.

    Take organic berries for example:

    There was a strawberry shortage a couple weeks back and prices spiked.

    Experts say the primary reasons for the shortages are weather and demand.

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    I've got 'gator, wild hawg and hearts-of-palm. Our local beeves put that meat-factory crap from out west to shame. Kommiefornia can dry up and blow away.
    Adios muchachos.
    Hunter

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