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Posted on 04/19/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Much of Oklahoma's Wheat Crop Damaged
Apr 17, 2009 9:42 PM
By Colleen Chen, NEWS 9 for NewsOn6.com
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Oklahoma wheat producers are beginning to see the effects from a hard freeze earlier this month.
Oklahoma Wheat Commission Executive Director Mike Schulte said some fields suffered damage of up to 90 percent.
While consumers likely won't see any price jumps at the grocery store in the short term, Schulte said they will likely see price changes a few months from now.
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Michael Peters of Okarche has been a wheat producer for 20 years. He said he's never seen his wheat crop look as bad as this year's crop.
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Every year there is a freeze around April 15. I never plant until after that.
****Nothing this dry since 1952.***
That was the year my dad lost his wheat crop when it failed to rain. The year before it was hail.
We quit farming then and went into road construction and minng.
Thanks! I guess this will make Union County’s wheat crop more valuable ...
When I read about this the first thing I thought was “unlike a snow flurry in NC, this event *may* be a reason to go buy up some bread” :-)
The dust bowl accompanied the first depression...
1. Obama’s Fault!
2. If anyone would like to learn to bake their own bread, please Freepmail me.
3. Stock up on flour. Like, NOW. :)
I'm ahead of ya girlfriend, I did that last week.....and the week before, and the week before that.............
Good for you! I still have about 10 lbs. left from the ‘Christmas Baking Supplies Stockpiling at Low Prices’ (it’s in the freezer) but I’m pretty sure flour is makin’ it’s way to the top of the grocery list for next week! ;)
Cheapest place I’ve found basic flour for everyday baking? Wal-Mart, of course. :)
I don’t buy regular flour every week, I alternate. One week all-purpose, the next self-rising, the next masa, etc......
This week is cornmeal, because I’m a bit low on that. Also I have to pick up masa because the Sons of the Legion are “going Mexican” for this coming Friday’s dinner. The Commander’s wife and I are going to spend Thursday making tamales. She’s never made them before, but wants to learn, which is a good thing because they need 200 of the buggers and so I’ll need some help!!!
That’s a great strategy!
Sounds like ‘Lefse Making Days’ at my church. Is there some REASON that ‘simple food’ that has sustained the masses through times of famine and strife has to be so dang time consuming to produce? LOL!
You know, that’s a good question. I never thought of it in those terms, as I find those types of foods to be comfort food and so the time consuming part of it never bothered me.
One thing for sure, when I do get into the mode/mood to create one of those time consuming sustenances, I make danged sure I make plenty of it, so I don’t have to do it again the following week :)
Buy flour now.
Drought is symptomatic of cooling, not warming.
In CA, the below-average rainfall has lasted longer than any other recorded dry period.
Most of the world's ruling class (which has bought into global warming) is suffering irreversible brain syndrome of the Kool-Aid-holic type.
They know it is a Big Lie, but it is about global power and money.
The whole thing is a big scam.
The public needs to read:
“Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” by Charles Mackay (published 1852)
Downloadable at Gutenberg.org at:
The HTML version has all the illustrations of the original book. Worthwhile reading.
I have bookmarked that link.
I've got 90 lbs of white wheat berries in my basement.
We normally have 20,000 bushels on hand, but crop failure this year. Have little more than enough to replant our own land.
Seed wheat will be short this year.
I have been an amateur baker for 30 years. It is really pretty simple.