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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 03:46 PM

What's the effect of drought, FL heathumidity, CA fires, etc on food supply? Eg, grapes, oranges??

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Reply What's the effect of drought, FL heathumidity, CA fires, etc on food supply? Eg, grapes, oranges?? (Original post)
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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 04:17 PM

1. no peaches in arkansas

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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 04:18 PM

2. A lot of Kansas farmers have sold their land and given up.

Crops gone, burned up. My hay crop produced 1/3 of the normal yield. Hay for cattle is going to be very expensive. I know 2 people who have sold their cattle just because they cannot afford to feed them. Then a bunch of rain came to most of the areas that burned up first. Too late. The small area that is still in extreme (my area) or exceptional drought are not doing well as can be imagined. We feed a lot of animals around here. The acres of corn that are tall and dead is stunning. I drove through miles of that a week ago. As far as you could see, tall and brown stalks of corn. There will be a very big effect from this not to mention what Trump has done. It will be interesting. If I ate red meat I might reconsider, it is going to be expensive.

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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 04:19 PM

3. Shutting down immigration will have the worst effect, because crops will rot in the fields and trees

Political stupidity plus global climate change -- an unbeatable combination.

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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 04:25 PM

4. Heatwave hits California lemons, sending prices soaring

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/23/heatwave-hits-california-lemons-sending-prices-soaring.html
Heatwave hits California lemons, sending prices soaring
- A heatwave in Southern California's major lemon growing region this month caused a loss of lemons and squeeze in supplies.
- The decline in supplies has driven up wholesale prices about 40 percent or more in some markets.
- Some are predicting the supply crunch could continue into September and October.
Jeff Daniels | @jeffdanielsca
Published 3:46 PM ET Mon, 23 July 2018 Updated 5:31 PM ET Mon, 23 July 2018

A heatwave in Southern California's major lemon growing region this month caused a loss of lemons and a squeeze in supplies, which has driven up wholesale prices about 40 percent or more in some markets.

"This demand exceeds supply situation will last until September/October at least." said Joel Nelsen, president of the California Citrus Mutual, a citrus producers trade group.

Terminal prices of fresh lemons in Los Angeles have risen about 40 percent or more since June 1, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. The price for cartons of lemons (sizes 95-115) at wholesale was $36 to $39 on June 1 and as of last Friday was $52 to $55.

"They're shooting up pretty high right now," a Los Angeles-area produce market specialist who didn't want to be identified told CNBC on Monday. "I heard it's like 70 bucks on the street now."

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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 05:28 PM

5. Thanks for all the answers. Hadn't thought of lemons, peaches, food for beef. How's IA corn?

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