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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

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To: BenLurkin

Quick call the Dukes!


51 posted on 02/11/2011 11:40:58 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: surfer

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.


52 posted on 02/11/2011 11:41:06 AM PST by Errant
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To: netmilsmom

Mmmmm, I’m coming over to YOUR house! ;)


53 posted on 02/11/2011 11:42:41 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant
All my fault. I decided to become a vegetarian yesterday.
54 posted on 02/11/2011 11:43:19 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: r9etb

Thanks!


55 posted on 02/11/2011 11:43:37 AM PST by Errant
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To: Flavius

LOL - Really?


56 posted on 02/11/2011 11:44:59 AM PST by Errant
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To: PapaBear3625

” 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....


57 posted on 02/11/2011 11:45:03 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Errant

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.


58 posted on 02/11/2011 11:47:00 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

You are right on !!


59 posted on 02/11/2011 11:48:48 AM PST by Scythian
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To: dirtboy
-28F

That's unreal and rare even for Anchorage, AK.

60 posted on 02/11/2011 11:49:45 AM PST by Errant
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To: Yaelle
Yep, the Italian skillet I made last night with fresh bell peppers certainly tasted Orthorish.
61 posted on 02/11/2011 11:55:37 AM PST by Errant
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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. 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.

That's what I was wondering. It's only a matter of time before the colder weather really begins to bite. Enjoy the jokes while you can.

Like this one:

Q: What's the difference between a global warming pusher and a stock pusher?

A: On the odd time the stock pusher's right, you actually get money.

62 posted on 02/11/2011 11:55:37 AM PST by danielmryan
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Don't worry... it grows like a weed.

Is marijuana an annual or perennial?

63 posted on 02/11/2011 11:57:29 AM PST by Will88
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To: struggle

Where do you get these pseudo-inspirational poster pictures that are so funny? Do you make them up yourself? If so, thanks!


64 posted on 02/11/2011 12:01:55 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Uncle Ike
"” 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. “

Here are some numbers I remember reading in an article about 3-4 months ago:

Percent Of Income Spent On Food

* US - 9%

* China - 39%

* Nigeria - 70%

Understand that the loss of these vegetable imports from Mexico will put price pressure on the vegetables that are still available here.

BTW, 'I Like Ike.'

65 posted on 02/11/2011 12:02:13 PM PST by blam
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To: married21

If you serve the meme, the meme will serve you.


66 posted on 02/11/2011 12:03:30 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: Pearls Before Swine
What about marijuana? (sarcasm)

No shortage there!!!!!!

USBP Weekly Blotter: February 3 - February 9

Border Patrol agents seized over 14,455 pounds of marijuana. Agents arrested four criminal aliens and eight gang members. There were eight rocking incidents.

67 posted on 02/11/2011 12:03:54 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Errant

I think RedPack tomoatoes are the tastiest

The whole tomatoes

hunts tomato SAUCE is good stuff. I dont bother with Ragu or any ‘spaghetti sauce’ makers have not had them in 10 years or more

Add a bit of sugar to taste and spices you like and mmmMMMmm


68 posted on 02/11/2011 12:06:15 PM PST by Mr. K ("Diversity is an obstacle to be overcome, not a goal to be achieved" -Ann Coulter)
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To: Errant
The February freeze could impact your grocery bill
69 posted on 02/11/2011 12:06:50 PM PST by blam
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To: Red_Devil 232
Another article on frozen crops in Mexico and Northern Arizona:

February Freeze Could Impact Your Grocery Bill (Link).

Double your garden seed orders, hermanos campesinos.

72 posted on 02/11/2011 12:07:44 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin' " . --- Yogi Berra)
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To: The Comedian

80 to 100%?

That’s going to leave a hyper-inflated mark.


73 posted on 02/11/2011 12:09:01 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 752 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Will88
Is marijuana an annual or perennial?

Are you "series?" It's an annual.

74 posted on 02/11/2011 12:09:09 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Are you "series?" It's an annual.

Yep, I was series. Never grew it and don't think I've ever seen it growing anywhere. It's not part of my diet.

75 posted on 02/11/2011 12:11:56 PM PST by Will88
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To: blam

” Percent Of Income Spent On Food “

Remember that here in the good ol U. S. of A., food and fuel are inextricably linked, moreso than perhaps anywhere else in the world....

Not only is our food transported longer distances, but our indigenous farming industry is the most mechanized in the world - and we-the-people, as a rule, travel (drive) farther to markets, and buy and store more food at a time, than other peoples....

Point being that the numbers you posted are pretty much meaningless, and perhaps grossly misleading, since they don’t incorporate many essential factors.....


76 posted on 02/11/2011 12:13:36 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike
Okay.

Never Mind.

77 posted on 02/11/2011 12:15:12 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Thanks
Thanks
Thanks

:)

78 posted on 02/11/2011 12:15:34 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Today, I saw a revised low for OK of -31....but, given the accuracy of our news media, I take it with a grain of salt!


79 posted on 02/11/2011 12:15:52 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Errant
Fortunately, we have the Central Valley and Imperial Valley in California.

It is a good thing that the Federal Government hasn't shorted them water in interest of the snail darter or anything like that!

80 posted on 02/11/2011 12:16:23 PM PST by Redleg Duke (I DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!)
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To: BenLurkin

...the plants will recuperate and we will see harvests...

I am assuming that, given Mexico’s climate, much of their crops are grown on a “staggered” basis, i.e., the plants which suffered from the freeze, were only a part of their yearly output. Figure 90 days from seed to table for say a Bell Pepper, but the pepper plants are planted a week apart so that maturation occurs almost on a continuous basis.
“Hot House” crops, though more expensive, can make up the short-fall.


81 posted on 02/11/2011 12:17:38 PM PST by Paisan
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To: blam
I apologize, FRiend, if I came off argumentative and snippish...

I am one of those who's on what's euphemistically called a ‘fixed income’, and, as such, I'm intensely aware of food costs and fuel costs, and the interactions....

(And I, as are so many others, am most decidedly NOT happy with the way things are proceeding....)

82 posted on 02/11/2011 12:21:03 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Will88

Normally it’s an annual but about 30 years ago I knew a guy who had a five year old plant. It looked like a little Bonsai pot plant.


83 posted on 02/11/2011 12:22:18 PM PST by TigersEye (We're gonna need more blades of grass.)
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To: Mr. K

Imho, San Marzano tomatoes are the best.


84 posted on 02/11/2011 12:23:24 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jennings2004

A -31 for Oklahoma is really hard to comprehend and next winter is suppose to be even colder! Maybe the cold weather will at least help to rid us of our fire ant curse.


85 posted on 02/11/2011 12:23:42 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Just think how much worse it would have been if we hadn’t had all this global warming.


86 posted on 02/11/2011 12:24:41 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("And if you disagree with me, you are worse than Hitler." Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks, RD.


87 posted on 02/11/2011 12:25:03 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Uncle Ike

I’m told they make for some good ham and bacon.


88 posted on 02/11/2011 12:25:03 PM PST by Ellendra (Profanity is the mark of a conversational cripple.)
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To: Ellendra

” I’m told they make for some good ham and bacon. “

The omniscient, omnipotent New Mexico Fish and Game Commission has decreed that we can only kill the d@mned pigs during a season which does not coincide with their garden-molesting season....

So instead of investing a couple of bucks on deer slugs for my 12ga, I’ll be investing a couple of hundred (which I’m gonna have to figure out how to afford, somehow) in stouter fencing....


89 posted on 02/11/2011 12:29:32 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Yaelle

And not just Mexico, but many countries from which we import food use pesticides that were banned in the US decades ago. China is a major offender. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) should allow all of us to buy food made in the US in most cases. Check the label and buy smart or grow your own.


90 posted on 02/11/2011 12:34:02 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: struggle

Ease up on the make believe internet etiquette over caps lock. It is just letters on a computer. Way, way back in the day on local bulletin boards folks used to use all caps.

So who the hell dreamed up the caps rule and made themselves the “dictator of caps”??


91 posted on 02/11/2011 12:42:11 PM PST by biff
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To: cripplecreek

My favorite of yours is Al Gore’s head sticking up out of the snow.


92 posted on 02/11/2011 12:42:26 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: RobertClark
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”.

I'd say your information is probably the most accurate knowing how competitive the transporation industry is.

93 posted on 02/11/2011 12:42:31 PM PST by Errant
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To: cripplecreek

My favorite of yours is Al Gore’s head sticking up out of the snow.


94 posted on 02/11/2011 12:42:33 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Yikes! Sorry to hear that!

In WI the DNR has declared open season year-round on all feral pigs. I haven’t been out hunting in a few years (health problems) but I hear stories of wild pigs chasing deer hunters up trees sometimes.


95 posted on 02/11/2011 12:44:23 PM PST by Ellendra (Profanity is the mark of a conversational cripple.)
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To: Errant

A big corporation like Sysco doesn’t know how to use Caps Lock?


96 posted on 02/11/2011 12:47:56 PM PST by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure
Caps lock key... please use it. Thank you.

THEY GOT THEIR KEYBOARD LIKE ME FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURPLUS STORE.

97 posted on 02/11/2011 12:49:48 PM PST by Walmartian
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To: married21

Try Very Demotivational: http://verydemotivational.memebase.com/

Be warned: not all of the posters are rated PG.


98 posted on 02/11/2011 12:51:03 PM PST by Ellendra (Profanity is the mark of a conversational cripple.)
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To: Errant

Any time, my FRiend!

I have a rice cooker so it’s always light and fluffy.


99 posted on 02/11/2011 12:57:35 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Errant

I will have to send you photos my new hydro grow shed, securable and completely out of sight and no I don’t grow pot...LOL.

I have converted all my citrus to hydro as well...been an interesting journey.


100 posted on 02/11/2011 12:59:37 PM 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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