Heatwave of 2012 Damages Crops and Egg Farms
The drought is commanding record prices as losses mount. The photo to the left shows a damaged corn crop near Paris, Missouri taken July 13, 2012.
According to Kreherís Farm Fresh Eggs, during the Midwest heat wave prior to the July 4th holiday, roughly 3.2 million laying hens were killed. Additional heat in this area is continuing to hurt productivity and egg size. In the last two weeks, the egg inventory has dropped 6.9% and is likely to impact the industry for the next 6 to 9 months.
What all of this means is higher prices and scarcity of these items in the coming months. Look for prices to increase at your local market. Buyers are scrambling to try and come up with alternatives.
Now would be a good time to stock up on flour.
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Black Blade: Poultry and egg prices look to increase.