Here’s some light reading for you — the Famine of 2009 — confirming and reporting some of the issues I have been talking about over the last couple of years. Empires always collapse first at their peripheries, and the upper Great Plains, when it comes to energy distribution, are at the “periphery” of our nation’s fuel distribution system even though they are geographically located in the middle of the continent. As a result, they keep running out of fuel. The blog post also reports problems with crop insurance, which if that turns out to be true, will cause problems for farmers seeking production loans to plant their 2009 crops (lenders often won’t loan money for seed and production costs if the crop isn’t insured).
Meanwhile, our nations’s largest poultry producer, Pilgrim’s Pride, declared chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday. They produce about 25% of the nation’s poultry.
Got food storage?
Got a local food production system?
The time to grow a local food production system is before the famine starts.