Skip to comments.Mexico crop loss 80 to 100 percent
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 ...
What about marijuana? (sarcasm)
Good thing my supply from last summer has barely been touched.
Coming inflation blamed on Global Warming in ... 3 ... 2 ...
This is why cooling is a bad thing and warming is a good thing.
Chill, dude. Chill.
Don't worry... it grows like a weed.
It’s a shame global warming was a scam!!!
As if the corn thing wasn’t bad enough
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”.
Caps lock key... please use it. Thank you.
Ping to the Gardeners!
“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.
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.
WOW, thanks for sharing that information. It seems this story is lfor REAL!
That's for sure! Joe Bastardi (among others) with accuweather.com says next winter is going to be even worse!
Good thing I have a freezer filled with the harvest from last year!
And I like canned tomatoes.
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.
Well it did .... somewhere. Just not in Mexico.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re going to freeze the death the instant before we’re charred to a crisp.
It’s SCIENCE! /s
It's going to get ugly ... Kids today can't live without pizza ...
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.
Don't blame the poster...the original alert from SYSCO was in upper case...
Well that explains in part the crazy prices on citrus. I thought it was more FL being hit a few months back.
1 lb of ground meat, prepared with taco seasoning.
2 large cans of crushed tomatoes.
toppings such as shredded cheese, onions, hot sauce, black olives or sour cream.
(my favorite make ahead meal!)
Here's a somewhat better source: Freeze hits Mexican vegetables .
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 :)
See post #34...
They could always eat at Taco Bell, apparently food really isn’t needed there ...
In other news, Algore and Prince Charles have announced a new program to combat Global Warming in every continent.............
8 million more new illegal aliens crossing the border in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Thanks for the update! Maybe it won’t be as bad as first reported.
Will the freeze kill the e. coli?
Is it more frozen if it’s in caps
We may start to see a repeat of the barbarian migrations that helped lead to the fall of Rome.