In the discussion thread: Heat Wave Wilts Corn as Supplies Diminish Most Since 1996 [View all]
Response to Purveyor (Original post)
Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:04 PM
cliss (10,296 posts)
23. This is really bad news.
So much of the world depends on corn, it's got to be the # 1 staple, definitely for livestock, also for ethanol production. Not to mention lots of hungry people around the world who depend on the supply.
No doubt the price of corn is going to go up dramatically, especially if other grain producing countries like Russia and others have weather problems.
Interestingly, here in Oregon the weather is just perfect for growing. I took a long drive along the Willamette Valley yesterday to have a look a the local farms. Everywhere there were crops growing, the wheat looks great. Lots of fields full of small corn plants they look just fine.
Luckily, we have not had any dry weather to speak of. In fact, it's been rainy, cold wet weather for months. For a while, we weren't sure if the tomato plants would even make it it's so cold.
La Nina weather phenomenon is behind it. Looks like we're in for a decade of cold, wet rainy weather here in the Northwest. I wish it would even out a bit.
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This is really bad news.
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