The Unexpected Effects of Drought
This summer’s drought posed numerous threats to United States citizens this year, and the effects of a severely dry 2012 continue to threaten our way of life. We might not all see directly the surprising devastation sweeping the country, but if you look hard enough, you’ll notice soaring food prices along with the heat.
Half of the country is in moderate to severe drought conditions, and across the corn belt crops are withering hard and fast. With harvest down to only 30%, low production causes skyrocketing prices on most of what we eat. Experts even predict this increase in food prices to stretch into 2014 due to the shrunken supply of crops like soy beans, corn and wheat. This has also driven the costs of animal feed up high, causing many farmers to sell their cattle early for slaughter, due to the steep cost of feeding them. Experts say this will soon lead to an increase in the cost of meat when supply runs low come Fall.
Perhaps, this is just the tip of the iceberg. With river levels plummeting, transportation of billions of dollars worth of crops and other necessary goods has become increasingly difficult. Captains are forced to lighten their carry load, which means the cost of these goods will become even higher.
For all these reasons and more we urge you to supply yourself for the long-term with our inexpensive freeze-dried food. Our food tastes great and meals last for 25 years. Save yourself the cost of upcoming food prices, and save yourself the worry too. Remember, storing food and water is the best way to safeguard your future and your wellness.