The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) maintains current and historical maps of US drought conditions. Here’s the map for March 15, 2022. Clicking on the image should take you to the current interactive map.
The current conditions above are likely to worsen according to NOAA’s current drought outlook.
The outlook for the planting season in the second figure suggests a slow start and potentially sub-optimal yields, all other factors not being considered.
Other factors Affecting the Food Supply
Farmers globally, prior to the Ukraine conflict, were facing higher prices and tight supplies for fertilizer. Now that Russia has placed an embargo on fertilizer to non-aligned states, the supply problem will be exacerbated. This will depress crop yields by percentages in the double digits.
Further, we are seeing countries restricting grain exports either as part of the sanction system or out of concerns that a country may not have enough for their own people.
Taking into account all factors, expect higher food prices, shortages and quotas as well as mass starvation in poor countries.
Humour for You
Being short on news of note, I’ll offer a recent video from our favourite satirist, JP Sears.
Links to Articles of Note
- Psyops. CJ Hopkins reviews a book that shows how the implementation of states of emergency were used around the world to enhance control over the populace. REVIEW: “States of Emergency”. The picture painted by the review is of a global tapestry that encompasses all of our major financial, governmental, and intelligence communities along with the global monied elites.
- Ukraine. Let’s play poke the bear: US Sending Soviet Anti-Air Defense Systems To Ukraine That Were “Secretly Acquired”.
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