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Title: "Crop Scouts" Scour Midwest Ahead Of Wheat Harvest Amid Menacing Megadrought
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URL Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/commoditi ... vest-amid-menacing-megadrought
Published: May 22, 2022
Author: Tyler Durden
Post Date: 2022-05-22 10:22:46 by Horse
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Comments: 1

Droughts, flooding, heatwaves, and even war threaten wheat production worldwide, pushing up the price of bread, pizza crust, pastries, and noodles. Just about every major producer is facing some issue, and the latest is in the US, where 'crop scouts' have begun to scour arid fields across the Midwestern US.

Bloomberg reports crop scouts from the wheat industry have begun to examine plants in farm fields in Kansas to Oklahoma to Nebraska. Harvest is just a few weeks away, and there are concerns devastating droughts have caused damage in US wheat country.

Some farmers already are writing off losses from parched grains. The US Department of Agriculture expects lower yields in Kansas, the top-growing state for hard red winter wheat, a staple relied on for bread flour. The shortfall is seen by USDA as pushing national production to the smallest since 1963, fueling fear of global food shortages as war in Ukraine and weather challenges elsewhere puts supplies at risk. -Bloomberg

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

farm fields

When we were in 3rd grade in Chicago, teacher was asking what we wanted to be when we grew up. When it was my turn I said, "A farmer." All the other kids laughed. I became a truck driver instead. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2022-05-22   14:31:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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