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Mexico crop loss 80 to 100 percent
IceAgeNow ^ | 8 Feb, 2011

Posted on 02/11/2011 11:11:43 AM PST by Errant

Here's an announcement to its customers that I'm told came directly from Sysco Foods.

ALL OF OUR GROWERS HAVE INVOKED THE ACT OF GOD CLAUSE ON OUR CONTRACTS (Force majuere) DUE TO THE FOLLOWING RELEASE. WE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU PERSONALLY TO REVIEW HOW THIS WILL AFFECT OUR CONTRACTED ITEMS WITH YOU GOING FORWARD.

THE DEVASTATING FREEZE IN MEXICO IS WORST FREEZE IN OVER 50 YEARS...

THE EXTREME FREEZING TEMPERATURES HIT A VERY BROAD SECTION OF MAJOR GROWING REGIONS IN MEXICO, FROM HERMOSILLO IN THE NORTH ALL THE WAY SOUTH TO LOS MOCHIS AND EVEN SOUTH OF CULIACAN. THE EARLY REPORTS ARE STILL COMING IN BUT MOST ARE SHOWING LOSSES OF CROPS IN THE RANGE OF 80 TO 100%.

EVEN SHADE HOUSE PRODUCT WAS HIT BY THE EXTREMELY COLD TEMPS. IT WILL TAKE 7-10 DAYS TO HAVE A CLEARER PICTURE FROM GROWERS AND FIELD SUPERVISORS, BUT THESE GROWING REGIONS HAVEN'T HAD COLD LIKE THIS IN OVER A HALF CENTURY.

THIS TIME OF YEAR, MEXICO SUPPLIES A SIGNIFICANT PERCENT OF NORTH AMERICA'S ROW CROP VEGETABLES SUCH AS: GREEN BEANS, EGGPLANT, CUCUMBERS, SQUASH, PEPPERS, ASPARAGUS, AND ROUND AND ROMA TOMATOES.

FLORIDA NORMALLY IS A MAJOR SUPPLIER FOR THESE ITEMS AS WELL BUT THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN STRUCK WITH SEVERE FREEZE DAMAGE IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY AND UP UNTIL NOW HAVE HAD TO PURCHASE PRODUCT OUT OF MEXICO TO FILL THEIR COMMITMENTS, THAT IS NO LONGER AND OPTION.

WITH THE SERIES OF WEATHER DISASTERS THAT HAS OCCURRED IN BOTH OF THESE MAJOR GROWING AREAS WE WILL EXPERIENCE IMMEDIATE VOLATILE PRICES, EXPECTED LIMITED AVAILABILITY, AND MEDIOCRE QUALITY AT BEST.

THIS WILL NOT ONLY HAVE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON SUPPLIES, BUT BECAUSE OF VERY STRONG BLOSSOM DROPS, THIS WILL ALSO IMPACT SUPPLIES 30 – 60 DAYS FROM NOW...

(Excerpt) Read more at iceagenow.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; algore; asparagus; climate; cucumbers; eggplant; energy; ethanol; farming; food; foodprices; foodsupply; freeze; gardening; globalwarming; greenbeans; mexico; opec; peppers; romatomatoes; squash; tomatoes
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Looks like vegetable prices are headed even higher!
1 posted on 02/11/2011 11:11:46 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

What about marijuana? (sarcasm)


2 posted on 02/11/2011 11:12:55 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: Errant

Good thing my supply from last summer has barely been touched.


3 posted on 02/11/2011 11:13:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Errant
Wow, one more disaster caused by record rains and cold. But i thought that global warming was going to bring about extreme heat and drought?
4 posted on 02/11/2011 11:14:52 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Errant

Coming inflation blamed on Global Warming in ... 3 ... 2 ...


5 posted on 02/11/2011 11:14:54 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Errant

This is why cooling is a bad thing and warming is a good thing.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 11:15:16 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: ZULU

Chill, dude. Chill.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 11:15:22 AM PST by DBrow
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To: ZULU
What about marijuana? (sarcasm)

Don't worry... it grows like a weed.

8 posted on 02/11/2011 11:16:15 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: dirtboy

It’s a shame global warming was a scam!!!


9 posted on 02/11/2011 11:18:01 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: cripplecreek
Same here. Looks like we may need to start using what we've put back until the garden starts producing. According to the announcement, we still have time to stock up a bit before shortages begin to appear.
10 posted on 02/11/2011 11:19:08 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

As if the corn thing wasn’t bad enough


11 posted on 02/11/2011 11:19:08 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Errant

I am a transportation consultant and bid / sell transport of commodities including crops. I have been alerted by two clients in the past week that they are backing out of dedicated transport agreements because of the lack of available exports from Mexico of produce over the next two months. We aren’t talking a few truckloads, we’re talking thousands of truckloads. The word is that “nothing is going to be available out of Mexico for export until at least April”.


12 posted on 02/11/2011 11:19:17 AM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: Errant

Caps lock key... please use it. Thank you.


13 posted on 02/11/2011 11:19:57 AM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; gardengirl; girlangler; SunkenCiv; HungarianGypsy; Gabz; billhilly; Alkhin; ...

Ping to the Gardeners!


14 posted on 02/11/2011 11:20:04 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ZULU

“What about marijuana? (sarcasm)”

The California growers of indoor “medical” marijuana will be unaffected. In fact they are more of a threat to the Mexican cartels than Janet Incompetano is.


15 posted on 02/11/2011 11:20:38 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Errant
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Global Warming guru Algore – wearing his ever present Nobel medal – is seen here en-route to an important “scientific” conference in Nassau hosted by the UN/IPCC where he was to be the keynote speaker.

Topics on the agenda were to have included “Finding a Good Bail Bondsman,” “Not ALL Criminal Lawyers Are Sharks,” “Changing Careers for Dummies,” “You Want Fries With That?,” “How To Encrypt Emails,” “The Best Prison Jobs,” “Getting Along With Your Cellmate” and “Getting Used to Sleeping On Your Back.”

A sudden – and unfortunate – blast of what the “scientist” in charge of the conference termed “global warming” caused the meeting to be rescheduled until Algore can be thawed some time next Spring – assuming there will BE one.

Our reporter has learned that the influential conservative web site Free Republic has launched a contribution drive to rent a freezer locker in which to keep Gore for the 10 to 15 years estimated it will take for the so-called “mainstream media” to begin covering the Climategate story.


16 posted on 02/11/2011 11:21:13 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: RobertClark

WOW, thanks for sharing that information. It seems this story is lfor REAL!


17 posted on 02/11/2011 11:21:30 AM PST by Errant
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To: dirtboy
This is why cooling is a bad thing and warming is a good thing.

That's for sure! Joe Bastardi (among others) with accuweather.com says next winter is going to be even worse!

18 posted on 02/11/2011 11:23:32 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Good thing I have a freezer filled with the harvest from last year!

And I like canned tomatoes.


19 posted on 02/11/2011 11:23:33 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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... BUSH'S FAULT

20 posted on 02/11/2011 11:24:38 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Errant

Imagine the impact on food production if, for the next couple of decades, each winter is just a bit worse than the last one. This one already reached deep into Mexico. Now imagine a frost in early June in areas that normally don’t see one after late April.


21 posted on 02/11/2011 11:25:34 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: GonzoGOP
But i thought that global warming was going to bring about extreme heat and drought?

Well it did .... somewhere. Just not in Mexico.

22 posted on 02/11/2011 11:25:34 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for the ping, Red...

Last summer when the havelinas (wild pigs) destroyed my garden, it was an irritation —

Now, it’s become, retroactively, a disaster....


23 posted on 02/11/2011 11:25:59 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: netmilsmom
And I like canned tomatoes. Same here, home canned tomatoes are the best but I'll be adding a few more cases of Delmonte just in case. ;)
24 posted on 02/11/2011 11:26:33 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Initial estimates said up to 80 percent of the crops in Mexico were damaged or destroyed by the freeze. Days later, observation experts scaled back those numbers, although that doesn’t mean the problem isn’t expected to be huge.

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The good news is, since the freeze, growers have reported seeing positive signs in their crops.

“Each day that’s passed since then, we’re finding that there’s less and less damage. It’s not to say there isn’t any damage but we’re finding that the plants will recuperate and we will see harvests,” Jungmeyer said.

Until then, there’s no telling when the growers might be operating at full steam. It depends on how quickly the plants can recover.

http://www.kgun9.com/Global/story.asp?S=14013532


25 posted on 02/11/2011 11:26:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Errant
THE DEVASTATING FREEZE IN MEXICO IS WORST FREEZE IN OVER 50 YEARS...

Oklahoma set their all-time record law this week. This is truly memorable cold and I hope it's not the beginning of a very bad trend. The world got fat on a warmer climate. Cooling is very, very bad if you examine history.

26 posted on 02/11/2011 11:27:53 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Errant

I had not even thought of that when they reported that Mexico wasn’t going to sell Texas power last week because they were getting their own cold weather.


27 posted on 02/11/2011 11:28:04 AM PST by Montanabound
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To: GonzoGOP

We’re going to freeze the death the instant before we’re charred to a crisp.

It’s SCIENCE! /s


28 posted on 02/11/2011 11:28:08 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Errant

29 posted on 02/11/2011 11:29:47 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: dirtboy
Imagine the impact on food production if, for the next couple of decades, each winter is just a bit worse than the last one.

It's going to get ugly ... Kids today can't live without pizza ...

30 posted on 02/11/2011 11:30:34 AM PST by Errant
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To: RobertClark

Friends in Culiacan, in the tomato harvest sent us sad reports of how hard hit the area is...and all the press talks about is Egypt.


31 posted on 02/11/2011 11:31:03 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: dirtboy
Cooling is very, very bad if you examine history.

If you study history and learn from it, it doesn't need to be bad. It took decades but by the end of the little ice age, they learned to grow crops that were better adapted to colder weather. That means less grains and more greens and root crops.
32 posted on 02/11/2011 11:32:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Errant

33 posted on 02/11/2011 11:32:39 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure
Caps lock key... please use it. Thank you.

Don't blame the poster...the original alert from SYSCO was in upper case...

34 posted on 02/11/2011 11:33:01 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: struggle
R U behind the scheme to change ALL the signs in the US because they're ALL IN CAPS?

LOL

35 posted on 02/11/2011 11:33:31 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Well that explains in part the crazy prices on citrus. I thought it was more FL being hit a few months back.


36 posted on 02/11/2011 11:33:42 AM PST by doodad
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To: Errant

1 lb of ground meat, prepared with taco seasoning.
Rice
2 large cans of crushed tomatoes.

toppings such as shredded cheese, onions, hot sauce, black olives or sour cream.

(my favorite make ahead meal!)


37 posted on 02/11/2011 11:34:03 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Errant
Here's an announcement to its customers that I'm told came directly from Sysco Foods.

Here's a somewhat better source: Freeze hits Mexican vegetables .

38 posted on 02/11/2011 11:34:46 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Errant
I just want to know if the mezcal plants have been saved!
39 posted on 02/11/2011 11:35:01 AM PST by AU72
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To: Errant

the wholesale prices lately have been spiking anyway...this is only going to make it worse...so glad I got into farming and ranching 2 years ago :)


40 posted on 02/11/2011 11:35:04 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: struggle

See post #34...


41 posted on 02/11/2011 11:35:06 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dick Bachert
Damn you al Gore!!!!!

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42 posted on 02/11/2011 11:35:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ZULU

They could always eat at Taco Bell, apparently food really isn’t needed there ...


43 posted on 02/11/2011 11:36:16 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Errant

In other news, Algore and Prince Charles have announced a new program to combat Global Warming in every continent.............


44 posted on 02/11/2011 11:36:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Errant

8 million more new illegal aliens crossing the border in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...


45 posted on 02/11/2011 11:37:06 AM PST by Scythian
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks for the update! Maybe it won’t be as bad as first reported.


46 posted on 02/11/2011 11:37:57 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Will the freeze kill the e. coli?


47 posted on 02/11/2011 11:38:41 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Errant

Is it more frozen if it’s in caps


48 posted on 02/11/2011 11:39:34 AM PST by Flavius (A)
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To: rovenstinez
If there is a global reduction in harvests, leading to higher prices, then in the US we will just have to pay higher prices. In the Third World, when food prices exceed income and people face starvation, expect MAJOR unrest and mass migration (illegal immigration) to the West.

We may start to see a repeat of the barbarian migrations that helped lead to the fall of Rome.

49 posted on 02/11/2011 11:39:59 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: who knows what evil?
IT WAS ADDRESSED TO SYSCO!!!!!

50 posted on 02/11/2011 11:40:55 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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