Skip to comments.Surge in vegetable prices pushed up wholesale inflation in January
Posted on 02/21/2013 5:05:04 PM PST by 1rudeboy
WASHINGTON -- A sharp jump in the cost of vegetables led wholesale prices to rise at a seasonally adjusted rate of 0.2% in January compared with the previous month, the biggest increase since the summer, the Labor Department said Wednesday.
The Producer Price Index for finished goods. one of several gauges of inflation, had dropped for three straight months, including a 0.3% decline in December, before January's rise.
The main driver of January's increase was a 0.7% jump in food prices. The costs of fresh and dry vegetables were up 39% from December, as cold weather in California and elsewhere damaged crops.
Prices for soft drinks, candy and nuts also rose. The higher cost of food offset a 0.4% drop in energy prices.
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Peanuts and associated bacteria are ready to plant when the time is right.
Still have lots of canned goods on the shelf and lots of empty canning jars awaiting spring.
Learn or pay.
There is no inflation. The government repeatedly tells me so. So does my bank, to justify their 0.6% interest on my savings.
“Tobacco,” huh? Sativa, or Indica?
Still legal as church on Sunday, here, right now.
How do you cure it?
It works well here in the fall. The temp is right inside, the airflow is right, and I can adjust the humidity in the kitchen pretty easily.
I keep an eye on them and when the time is right, they go from the skewers to stacks, etc...
I'm still curing tobacco from last year, but I did smoke some of it and it's pretty good. The ammonia is gone, and it has a faintly floral flavor. I can live with it.
People used to do this stuff every year. All the time. My maternal grandmother would be amazed that people aren't doing it now. She lived in a different world.
I don’t grow vegetables any more. But I do have some endangered prairie plants that I’m growing for the local conservancy.
Each to their own. I really don't want to spend next winter without salsa and other canned veggies from my own property.
And if the Lord smiles on me, and I have a glut of a harvest? I can share.
I don't see a down side to being self-sufficient.
I don’t have a big garden space but I’ve got a huge yard. That means my garden space is about to get bigger!
And this year I’m planting just about everything that will produce in this part of Texas.