Skip to comments.Jim Rogers: Brace Yourself For Food Shortages, Thanks To The Banks Hoarding Cash
Posted on 01/15/2010 9:21:42 AM PST by FromLori
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My principal product is cattle. I generally plant enough corn to feed my own herd plus, give or take an equivalent amount to market for cash, which tends to act as a hedge. Corn following several years of alfalfa or following intensive pasture requires very little anhydrous and is not particularly susceptible to insect or disease because of the long rotation.
Someone sent me a mail suggesting horse manure. I do have horses around and some barns have large, old piles outside. I need to figure out how I would haul it.
The article prediciting a 2009 wheat failure proved incorrect. The US crop came in at 2.22 Billion bushels and the price today for near term soft red winter wheat is about $.15 per bushel less than when the article you referenced was written.
It may have something to do with the mold disease that went thru the mid-atlantic crops this year that the farmers couldn’t sell. They’re sure not going to plant wheat and go thru that again
Thanks for the info. I don’t think they have found a solution to the rust yet. Hopefully, the solution won’t be worse than the rust.
The gene the rust works on has apparently been identified, so some evil private corporation like Monsanto or Syngenta will probably develope a resistant strain and then expect to be paid for it (just for saving the world from starvation).
FYI: When I was a kid, our neighbors were from Kansas and knew how to work a farm. They always grew their own veg and used egg shells and coffee grounds as fertilizer.
Is he buying food or pieces of paper that says he is buying food?
Be careful with manure, it could contain seeds which you do not want. When I was a kid (Indiana), my dad got some horse manure as fertilizer and it had chic weed in it. It just about took over the garden.
Makes me wonder just what the US Army and/or US Gov't happened to know about this fungus way long before it erupted on the world stage?
Beginning gardeners, a tip — never plant more than one hill of zucchini.
Rabbit manure is terrific - you can plant straight in it with no need to compost. I had GIGANTIC artichoke plants this past year, planted into straight rabbit manure.
I just put in a 60x20 garden, guess I need to learn how to can food too, damn.
Another tip, do not plant all at once, my mistake, plant once every week or two so that crops come in slowly not all at once.
I was worried about this when Zero got elected since the leftist dictators have used food shortages to gain control of the people so often in the past. I grew my first garden here in Colorado last year. I will be expanding the garden this year. Planting fruit and nut trees too.
I used to do a small garden here in Texas a few years back but had to start all over since hurricane Ike took all my top soil. Good luck with yours!
I am basically doing raised beds. I live at 8500 ft elevation in the Colorado Rockies and have a 1 acre forested lot. Mostly pine trees and aspens. I rake up and compost the pine needles and leaves along with kitchen scraps. I am trying to expand by 20’X20’ each year for the next few years.
That would indicate Rogers is talking out his butt. Low prices are a sign of surplus, not scarcity.
Some of the best gardens in the country are in Jersey. Great tomatoes.
I know nothing about gardening, but I think we have great soil because we get a very slow snow melt. Buddy of mine just throws his pumpkins in the backyard and a whole patch comes up the next year-or so he tells me.
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