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Old 03-31-2020, 02:26 PM
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Food Shortage

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This article makes the situation sound pretty bleak. Food warehouses empty, manufacturers stretched thin, farmers out of business. I just got back from the grocery store and shelves were pretty full. Even had water and toilet paper. What is everyone else seeing in your part of the country?
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:43 PM
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Re: Food Shortage

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This article makes the situation sound pretty bleak. Food warehouses empty, manufacturers stretched thin, farmers out of business. I just got back from the grocery store and shelves were pretty full. Even had water and toilet paper. What is everyone else seeing in your part of the country?
Went shopping on Friday. There was more in stock than the previous weeks. Most of the basics in stock. Still out of ground beef. But IDK what was available through the week.

There was laundry detergent available. Previously there was none.

If people would stop with the panic everything can be restocked in a week.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:44 PM
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Shelves are in good condition here. I live in an area where people typically keep a lot of food on hand, raise large gardens, and hunt their meat. I'm sure it is different in each region.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:48 PM
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Walmart headquarters is a stones throw away. I’d have preferred that they had kept the local stores fully stocked while the rest of you MAD MAX it out.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:41 PM
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We live in one of the "hotspot" areas. The stores here are pretty depleted. No tissue or other paper products. Most meats are gone. No rice or dried peas or beans. Canned foods are wiped out. Little dairy or eggs. Lots of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables though.
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Just came from Walmart, Krogers and Dollar Tree. All seemed in at least average situations. Last winter and spring were so wet it devastaed the harvest. So far around here it is exactly like last year, rain 70-80% of the time. When its not raining, wind. Not promising.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:53 PM
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Haven't been to the store since the week of March 8th.
I will have to go to the feed store, this week, as I was not stocked up on feed for the livestock.
We can make it for at least 6 months without going to the store.
So long as the electricity stays on.
If that goes down, all bets are off...
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Not bad in my area. I've been able to buy what I need.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:42 PM
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Someone should start a preparedness thread.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:51 PM
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It's not shortages caused by panic buying alone. That was certainly a part of it (anyone who lives in hurricane prone areas knows all about how that works). But there's more involved.

1. Distribution centers are simply not restocking in many areas as much as they normally were. This means not as much product is actually going to the stores.

2. Because of shutdowns and quarantines, restaurants are closed. On any given day some 35% or so of Americans eat at restaurants. That means about 35% MORE DEMAND for grocery store food now. Stores, distributerers, and more importantly producers have not been able to keep up the sudden increase in demand (which is SEPARATE from the increase in demand caused by hoarders).

3. Seed companies are feeling it as well. There has been no slow down in demand placed on seed companies, where normally the end of March begins their slow season. LOTS of people are buying seeds to start gardens etc.

4. Food production in the US is not designed to provide this much food at once. This is directly the result of decades of stupid anti American government policies regarding farming, ethanol production for gas, subsidies for NOT growing food staples, etc.

5. Existing crops have suffered bad weather effects (especially from flooding).

6. The "stimulus package" (which is actually the literal looting of the nation, a national fire sale) has depressed prices so producers are suffering even more and many will close up shop. This means LESS FOOD FOR AMERICA.

7. The lockdowns will and already have started to hinder labour for food producers.

It's a mess, and it is designed to be a mess. Artificial scarcity is what communism/crony capitalism is all about. Welcome to your new life.
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