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The bomb cyclone that tore through midwest left a lot of destruction in its path. None of it has people more worried than the wides spread flooding in Nebraska. We are all holding our breath to see what springtime will hold and how it will affect crop yield.
About a week ago we were worried about rising food prices and what that would do to the average American household. We can never be sure where these things will go but we do know that many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
Then we got the news about nearly 1 million calves were lost to the flooding, as well! That is a lot of potential beef and you have to understand that this will have an effect on our food supply. We are going to see a time where beef prices will rise because the livestock is limited as are the grains needed to feed them.
What steps can you take today to assure you don’t get crushed by rising food prices in the future?
Obviously, the best method for winning the battle of rising food prices is to start putting up food now! You can make a big difference in grain pricing if you simply don’t have to buy grains when the price goes up. This is going to require some method of long term food storage.
The explosion of local farms and sourcing food sources from local farmers can be put to use here, too. Sourcing nearby foods can help you mitigate the costs of shipping and other things that might run prices up during this time of scarcity.
Of course, you can always grow your own food, if you have the means. This is a powerful solution that many of us don’t take full advantage of.