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 ...
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.
Quick call the Dukes!
Time to visit the seed store and beat the rush though I have most of what I need in the freezer. I look for a number of unexpected freezes this spring.
Mmmmm, I’m coming over to YOUR house! ;)
LOL - Really?
” 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. “
A sobering thought - Conditions in many American inner cities approximate 3rd World conditions - only held in check by government largesse — which CANNOT BE open-ended....
Mexico uses the most toxic herbicides and insecticides on its crops. Because everything in Mexico is done with corruption, I do not even trust their labeled organic crops. I try NEVER to eat ANYTHING from Mexico and so should you. Saving money by eating neurotoxins means that you end up with cancer or Parkinson’s. Not really a smart deal.
I’d rather spend more for American organic crops — not perfect, but the risk is far, far less. I want to keep my brain and neurosystem as free from poisons as I can because their dangers are cumulative and we all are exposed to enough stuff anyway.
My rule is: never be thrifty with what BECOMES you (anything you take into, or put on, your body). Save money on all the other things.
You are right on !!
That's unreal and rare even for Anchorage, AK.
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