End Times Food Productions Update

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End Times Food Productions Update
By Todd Strandberg

Farmers all around the world are unable to get a break from bad weather. In a previous article, I noted that China has had record flood damage to many crops. This is the second year in a row that China has had a failed growing season.

The corn and soybean crop in the US has been a mixed bag. Some of the northern states like North and South Dakota and Minnesota have been too dry. The crops in the rest of the Midwest are rated as being in excellent condition. The crop is not safe until it makes it into the silo. Last year’s Derecho that ripped through Iowa proves that point.

The drought in California continues to get worse. The water levels of many reservoirs are at all-time lows. California already had 500,000 acres not get planted this year because of the lack of water.

California grows more than a third of our vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts. Millions of trees have had to be cut down because the farmers could not get the water needed to keep them alive. Salt damage, caused by the lack of drainage with fresh water, is taking tens of thousands of acres of farmland out of production.

Southern Africa is suffering through its worst drought in several decades and perhaps a century. Diminished and late rainfall, combined with long-term increases in temperatures, has jeopardized the food security and energy supplies of millions of people in the region, most acutely in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The drought in South Africa is bad because it is normally a major exporter of grains to other nations.

The only good news I could find is in Australia. Grain production down under is expected to be strong in the 2021-22 marketing year following a record-breaking wheat production year, according to a report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Food production in South America has been an absolute disaster. In Brazil, drought and frost caused second corn yields in the country’s center-south to hit their lowest level in 10 years. Crop losses due to unfavorable weather may result in shortages and persistent food inflation due to Brazil being a top player in global corn production.

Reuters, citing a new report via agribusiness consultancy AgRural, said drought, then frosts destroyed much of the crop this year. Brazilian farmers expect to harvest around 51.6 million tons of corn, down 19 million from last season’s 70.5 million.

“Failure of the 2021 corn crop, planted with much delay due to the later soybean harvest, was the result of the lack of rain in most of the producing areas in April and May,” AgRural said. “The frost starting at the end of June and lasting until now reduced yields and also caused quality problems.”

Besides corn – citrus trees, coffee, and sugar cane in Brazil have also been heavily impacted by adverse weather conditions. Prices for coffee beans are up 50% in the past 12 months, hitting seven-year highs in July on news of the frost.

Chile is not a major producer of food but is suffering such a massive drought, it raises concern for its neighbors. The drought in Chile is now in its 10th year, going from bad to worse due to a scorching July, a month which typically brings midwinter weather showering the capital Santiago in rain and snow.

The USDA’s quarterly Grain Stocks report, released with the June 30 Acreage report, shows sharp declines in corn, soybean, and wheat stocks.

Corn stocks totaled 4.11 billion bushels, down 18 percent from the same time last year. Soybeans stored totaled 767 million bushels, down 44 percent from last year. All wheat stored totaled 844 million bushels, down 18 percent from a year ago.

What helped draw down US grain stocks is China importing a record amount of grains in 2020. The nation bought 11.3 million tonnes of corn, exceeding the annual quota, set at 7.2 million tonnes, for the first time. It also imported a record 8.38 million tonnes of wheat. As China works to rebuild its swine herd, the country imported over 100 million tonnes of soybeans, with nearly 40 million tonnes coming from the United States.

It was just two years ago that China said it was going to boycott America’s grain supplies. With Brazil a bust for this year, Chinese grain ships are going to be lining up at American ports. Washington DC is probably starting to wonder how much grain we can afford to sell to our Asian trading partner.

As we get close to the last days, food production is likely to become more problematic. Since the Bible predicts a deadly famine will take place in the tribulation, it explains why we are having one bad year after another.

“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine” (Rev. 6:5-6).

–Todd

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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
It was just two years ago that China said it was going to boycott America’s grain supplies. With Brazil a bust for this year, Chinese grain ships are going to be lining up at American ports. Washington DC is probably starting to wonder how much grain we can afford to sell to our Asian trading partner.

As we get close to the last days, food production is likely to become more problematic. Since the Bible predicts a deadly famine will take place in the tribulation, it explains why we are having one bad year after another.

“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine” (Rev. 6:5-6).

–Todd

https://www.raptureforums.com/end-times/end-times-food-productions-update/

How long before China decides to just take what it wants.

Or leverage the trade imbalance.

Or leverage global currency/banking to force *sharing*

Or reserve what is grown in the U.S. on the land it owns for itself.


:pray :pray :amen :amen
 

kaozotto

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We do not know how bad it is going to get here before we depart. It's important to stay prepared. When COVID first hit, my grocery stores were ravaged. You could not even buy a box of pasta let alone toilet paper. Eventually, things got back to "normal" but again I am seeing holes in isles, low stock. I began prepping awhile ago, I'm not the greatest prepper, but I have enough canned goods, flour, oil, rice, beans, pasta, etc to last about a while. I have a water purifier, a solar generator, and a bug out bag packed with clothes for me and my dog. Living in CA with the wild fires that have ravaged my area, threat of earthquakes, I decided I need to be prepared. I had to evacuate once before and it was not pleasant.

But as for food, even a well stocked pantry won't be of much help when or if this system collapses. I would also recommend learning to hunt and fish. I have a hunting bow. I also have a .22 caliber break barrel air rifle suitable for taking down small game (I don't have a 'real' gun yet cause I need to get a darn license. also, the stores here are ravaged, there's like no guns in stock). But that rifle rocks, I've seen videos of people hunting wild turkeys with it. If you can hunt, you can get food. The lakes around here are filled with ducks. I can go fishing off the shore, for shore perch. Food is everywhere. There's some nice big fast doves that land in my backyard all the time if I sprinkle out some bird seed, and I'm like, hmmmmm, dinner. But I don't need to do that yet, leave the poor doves alone lol :) There's also rabbits everywhere in my neighborhood. I'm not keen on shooting a bunny, but I if worse comes to worse and I need to eat and feed my dog (dog most important), it's me or the bunny lol.
 

kaozotto

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p.s. it's not that hard to food prep. I didn't do it all at once. I built it up over time, just each time you go to the grocery store, buy a few extra cans of chili, some beans, some rice, extra can of coffee, whatever. Put it all in a nice tote and save it for a rainy day :) . Actually, it also helps in a pinch. "Oh man, I am out of coffee! And I don't feel like going to the store! Time to raid the emergency supplies :) "
 

Rocky R.

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I believe the third seal means financial collapse and widespread poverty (a loaf of bread for a day's wages, i.e. I'll work all day for a loaf of bread), but the ultra-rich are shielded from this (and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine). Perhaps George Soros will make it all the way to the end of the Tribulation and meet Jesus Christ, face and knees on the floor.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
We do not know how bad it is going to get here before we depart. It's important to stay prepared. When COVID first hit, my grocery stores were ravaged. You could not even buy a box of pasta let alone toilet paper. Eventually, things got back to "normal" but again I am seeing holes in isles, low stock. I began prepping awhile ago, I'm not the greatest prepper, but I have enough canned goods, flour, oil, rice, beans, pasta, etc to last about a while. I have a water purifier, a solar generator, and a bug out bag packed with clothes for me and my dog. Living in CA with the wild fires that have ravaged my area, threat of earthquakes, I decided I need to be prepared. I had to evacuate once before and it was not pleasant.

But as for food, even a well stocked pantry won't be of much help when or if this system collapses. I would also recommend learning to hunt and fish. I have a hunting bow. I also have a .22 caliber break barrel air rifle suitable for taking down small game (I don't have a 'real' gun yet cause I need to get a darn license. also, the stores here are ravaged, there's like no guns in stock). But that rifle rocks, I've seen videos of people hunting wild turkeys with it. If you can hunt, you can get food. The lakes around here are filled with ducks. I can go fishing off the shore, for shore perch. Food is everywhere. There's some nice big fast doves that land in my backyard all the time if I sprinkle out some bird seed, and I'm like, hmmmmm, dinner. But I don't need to do that yet, leave the poor doves alone lol :) There's also rabbits everywhere in my neighborhood. I'm not keen on shooting a bunny, but I if worse comes to worse and I need to eat and feed my dog (dog most important), it's me or the bunny lol.

Hunting and fishing only work when there are animals and fish available to hunt. When economies collapse, everyone needs protein and after the grocery stores and butchers run our, rats, mice, bugs, snakes, feral dogs and cats, pets, zoo animals, and wildlife are on the menu. When it gets absolutely desperate :eek :cry

Dear God, please keep us from the hour of temptation . . .

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil . . .


:pray :pray :amen :amen
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Hunting and fishing only work when there are animals and fish available to hunt. When economies collapse, everyone needs protein and after the grocery stores and butchers run our, rats, mice, bugs, snakes, feral dogs and cats, pets, zoo animals, and wildlife are on the menu. When it gets absolutely desperate :eek :cry

Dear God, please keep us from the hour of temptation . . .

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil . . .


:pray :pray :amen :amen

Yeah. We have a lot of game in Alaska, but if a large portion of the population started poaching in order to live, the critter numbers would become scarce fairly quickly, I imagine.
 

kaozotto

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Good feedback all. We are very blessed here in the US so far, even with all this COVID nightmare. I can still walk into a grocery store and buy some nice chicken or ground beef. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD". We do not face nearly the hardships other countries face. Mostly, we do not face the persecution other Christians face in other countries, but it is beginning. I wonder how long it will last? God is patient, and extremely merciful. And the USA just continues to push the envelope. It's really sad some of the things I read. I'm like "why don't you just burn this whole world down?". And it is because He is patient, and extremely merciful. I know He has got our backs, even if I need to go hunt a bunny :)
 

Hidden

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We do not know how bad it is going to get here before we depart. It's important to stay prepared. When COVID first hit, my grocery stores were ravaged. You could not even buy a box of pasta let alone toilet paper. Eventually, things got back to "normal" but again I am seeing holes in isles, low stock. I began prepping awhile ago, I'm not the greatest prepper, but I have enough canned goods, flour, oil, rice, beans, pasta, etc to last about a while. I have a water purifier, a solar generator, and a bug out bag packed with clothes for me and my dog. Living in CA with the wild fires that have ravaged my area, threat of earthquakes, I decided I need to be prepared. I had to evacuate once before and it was not pleasant.

But as for food, even a well stocked pantry won't be of much help when or if this system collapses. I would also recommend learning to hunt and fish. I have a hunting bow. I also have a .22 caliber break barrel air rifle suitable for taking down small game (I don't have a 'real' gun yet cause I need to get a darn license. also, the stores here are ravaged, there's like no guns in stock). But that rifle rocks, I've seen videos of people hunting wild turkeys with it. If you can hunt, you can get food. The lakes around here are filled with ducks. I can go fishing off the shore, for shore perch. Food is everywhere. There's some nice big fast doves that land in my backyard all the time if I sprinkle out some bird seed, and I'm like, hmmmmm, dinner. But I don't need to do that yet, leave the poor doves alone lol :) There's also rabbits everywhere in my neighborhood. I'm not keen on shooting a bunny, but I if worse comes to worse and I need to eat and feed my dog (dog most important), it's me or the bunny lol.

You are blessed to have all that option. People who live in the cities have very limited options because their livelihood is pretty much tied to the economic condition of that city. So when the stuff hits the fan, that's pretty much it.
 

kaozotto

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You are blessed to have all that option. People who live in the cities have very limited options because their livelihood is pretty much tied to the economic condition of that city. So when the stuff hits the fan, that's pretty much it.
Yes I am lucky that way, but I don't live out in the backwoods. I'm in North County San Diego, a semi-rural area. But even when I lived in a major city (like San Francisco, capitol of sin, or perhaps LA is now), I could get out of town and find some hiking trails or open land with a short drive. I would never tie myself to an economic condition of a city. That's why I say, it is important to be prepared and have a plan for any circumstance.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Yes, God is with us. But that doesn't mean we don't need to be prepared for whatever. As He said, "In this world you will have trouble". It's a nasty world. But God in his Word provides us with the knowledge to hopefully get through it and triumph.

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves." Matthew 10:16
 

heisable2

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p.s. it's not that hard to food prep. I didn't do it all at once. I built it up over time, just each time you go to the grocery store, buy a few extra cans of chili, some beans, some rice, extra can of coffee, whatever. Put it all in a nice tote and save it for a rainy day :) . Actually, it also helps in a pinch. "Oh man, I am out of coffee! And I don't feel like going to the store! Time to raid the emergency supplies :) "
I'm a California transplant in Florida. And I started prepping when I lived in California and I learned how to can food.

Having can and packaged food is fine but you've got to check the expiration dates. Use a black marker and mark it on the can so you know the year it's going to expire. I periodically go through my stash and if there's any food that's going to expire in a few months I either will use it or I'll give it to the food bank. I also have some emergency food in mylar bags that I got from food for Patriots. the food last 25 years and I have the tubs underneath my bed. There's quite a variety in those tubs and I also have other mylar bagged food for other things as well.

So those are two things you can add to your prepping learn to can and get yourself some prepackaged food that you can use in a pinch.

Have a small garden with space provided. I don't have a yard to plant seeds in my backyard. So I use wine tubs and plant seeds for green beans.

I'm glad I'm out of California because I can remember when they've had droughts in the past and I have to take a shower standing in a bucket to catch the water. And it had to be a 2-minute shower. That was rough. Have a blessed day
 

kaozotto

Well-Known Member
I'm a California transplant in Florida. And I started prepping when I lived in California and I learned how to can food.

Having can and packaged food is fine but you've got to check the expiration dates. Use a black marker and mark it on the can so you know the year it's going to expire. I periodically go through my stash and if there's any food that's going to expire in a few months I either will use it or I'll give it to the food bank. I also have some emergency food in mylar bags that I got from food for Patriots. the food last 25 years and I have the tubs underneath my bed. There's quite a variety in those tubs and I also have other mylar bagged food for other things as well.

So those are two things you can add to your prepping learn to can and get yourself some prepackaged food that you can use in a pinch.

Have a small garden with space provided. I don't have a yard to plant seeds in my backyard. So I use wine tubs and plant seeds for green beans.

I'm glad I'm out of California because I can remember when they've had droughts in the past and I have to take a shower standing in a bucket to catch the water. And it had to be a 2-minute shower. That was rough. Have a blessed day
Wine tubs are a great idea! You don't always need a yard to grow vegetables, I like the idea of wine tubs. Tomatoes are another great thing you can grow without a yard, they grow great in hanging baskets and look pretty nice too. I'm getting into canning, actually pickling. It's a great way to preserve veggies, and if you do it right, you get natural probiotics. And pickling isn't just for cucumber pickles. You can use carrots, turnips, radishes, lots of different root veggies.
 
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