Collapse of the US farming production system is in full swing and FOOD SHORTAGES will begin hitting Americans by July, others in the rest of the world, by August.  If you have failed to heed this web site's advice to "prep" then YOU may very well go hungry. This is a crisis the likes of which we have NEVER seen before in this country.  Here is the stark truth about what our nation now faces:

Torrential rains have been hammering the heartland of America for months, and at this point vast stretches of farmland in the middle of the country are nothing but mud.  As a result of the endless rain and unprecedented flooding that we have witnessed, millions of acres of farmland will have nothing planted on them at all in 2019, and that is a major national crisis. 

Most farmers were able to get seeds planted despite the deplorable conditions, and now they are desperately hoping that something will actually grow.  Unfortunately, on farm after farm what is coming out of the ground looks absolutely terrible. 

Even if we get ideal weather conditions for the rest of the summer, there is no way that many of these fields will be ready before the first hard frost arrives.  As you will see below, the truth is that we are potentially facing the most widespread crop failures in all of U.S. history.

This is the biggest news story in America so far this year, and the mainstream media is finally starting to understand the gravity of what we are facing.  Just consider the following quote from a recent Quartz article

The stories across the Midwest are wrenching. Scrolling through the #NoPlant19  hashtag turns up dozens of posts about farmers staring out at soggy fields or farm equipment foundering in deep mud. It’s likely many will see their harvests devastated this year, and global grain prices could spike.


But of course a picture is worth a thousand words, and so let me share a before and after photo that a farming couple in Indiana named Kyle and Tori Kline recently shared on Facebook...

According to Tori, the corn was almost above Kyle’s head at this time last year, but today it is barely out of the ground…

“These two pictures speaks volumes to the crisis American Farmers are facing this spring. Kyle is about 6’3” and the corn was nearly above his head. Most corn around our area is lucky to be out of the ground, let alone knee high. It’s just some food for thought for those who think farmers are “rich” or “greedy” or what have you. It’s the reason food and gas prices will be getting higher as the summer goes on. I pray for those who didn’t or still haven’t gotten their crops in – for their safety and mental health. This year will be one to remember.”

Do you think that corn is going to be ready when harvest time rolls around?

And of course the Klines are far from alone.  All over the nation, farmers are facing either dramatically reduced yields or no harvest at all.


Let me share four more extremely disturbing before and after photos that were recently posted to Facebook by TD Hale

We have never seen anything like this before.

Now that you have seen these pictures, are you starting to understand why so many of us have been warning that U.S. agricultural production is going to be way, way down this year?

Corn is not supposed to grow in mud, but due to the horrific weather conditions many farmers in the middle of the country had absolutely no choice in the matter.  For example, corn farmer Scott Labig confessed that he was “ashamed” of what the nightmarish weather conditions forced him to do…

Labig was doing something he had never done in his career. Something his father and his grandfather never did either in their time working this same land for the last century.

“I am ashamed of how I am planting corn today,” Labig told Campbell on the phone. “This is terrible.”

He was putting seeds into mud. How could things actually grow in this mess?

If you do not live in the middle of the country, you may have a difficult time grasping the true scope of what we are potentially facing.

If farmers do not grow our food, we do not eat. 

This is not a drill, and widespread crop failures are going to have dramatic implications for all of us in the months ahead.  Food prices are going much higher, and I urge you to get prepared while you still can.

According to John Newton, the chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, we have never faced “anything like this since I’ve been working in agriculture”.  We are truly in unprecedented territory already, and it won’t take very much at all to turn 2019 into a complete and utter national catastrophe.

If the weather is absolutely perfect for the next few months, 2019 will still be a horrible, horrible year for farmers in the middle of the country.

But if the rain doesn’t stop, or if there is too much heat, or if a very early hard frost happens, we could be facing a national nightmare that is beyond what most of us would even dare to imagine.

And guess what?  Over the weekend the middle of the country was pounded by even more severe storms

Hundreds of people were without power in Missouri and Kansason Sunday as storms ripped through the area, prompting officials to warn drivers to remain off the roads as flash flood warnings were in effect.

Until 8:45 a.m. central time, a flash flood warning was in effect in Missouri’s Trenton, Bethany and Gallatin cities, according to the National Weather Service, while such warnings were in effect until 8:30 a.m. central time in Saint Joseph, Atchison and Savannah.

Just when you think that this crisis cannot possibly get any worse, it does.

Please share this article with your family, friends and those that you care about.  People need to understand what is going on out there.

We are literally watching a massive national crisis unfold right in front of our eyes, and I will do my best to continue to keep you updated.

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog


Like a  broken record that keeps repeating, I have long warned folks to stock up on Emergency Food; so much so that people began complaining about hearing it so often.  Well, now you know why I've been so strident:  For the first time in our national history, the United States of America has such vast crop failures, we will see FOOD SHORTAGES by late July, and FOOD RIOTS by late August.

It is not simply a matter of buying somewhere else; the USA is the Bread Basket of the planet.  WE produce most of the food eaten by the world.  And now, OUR crops have failed.  Almost totally!

Vast civil unrest will come as a result of this.   Not just here in America, but in most countries around the world.

People will be KILLING EACH OTHER for food.

So, will YOU be one of those doing the killing (because you foolishly failed to prepare) or will you be on the receiving end of some crazed hungry person coming to steal YOUR food to feed himself and his family?

THIS LINK takes you to a page for "preps."  There's a whole section on Emergency Food.   There's also a whole section on GUNS and AMMUNITION - which you are going to need to fend-off the savages who come calling.  And come they will . . . 

You have precious little time to prepare.

Want to KNOW which crops are affected?

Let's go state by state to show the Harvest Schedule.  Bear in mind, FLOODING prevented even planting of seeds, never mind harvesting . . .

The first photo above was from Indiana.  Here is the INDIANA harvest schedule:

Ripening Dates for Fruits and Vegetables

Please note that actual dates may vary by as much as two weeks due to weather conditions, geographical location of the farm, and other factors. It is always advisable to call a farm earlier than the expected beginning of a season to verify on the status of the product you are interested in.


Commodities Early Most Active Late
Asparagus April 23 May 1 - May 30 June 25
Broccoli June 20 July 1 - October 31 November 30
Cabbage June 1 June 10 - October 31 November 15
Cauliflower September 1 Oct. 5 - November 20 Dec. 5
Collards May 15 August 20 - October 31 November 20
Cucumbers June 25 July 5 - August 15 September 15
Eggplant July 10 July 20 - September 30 October 15
Lima Beans July 10 July 15 - August 31 October 31
Okra July 15 August 15 - September 15 October 15
Onions June 25 June 25 - July 31 September 30
Peas May 20 June 15 - June 25 July 5
Peppers July 5 July 15 - October 31 Nov. 5
Potatoes July 10 July 20 - September 30 October 15
Pumpkins September 15 October 1 - October 15 October 31
Snap Beans June 10 June 20 - July 20 August 31
Squash June 15 June 25 - September 1 September 30
Spinach April 15 May 5 - June 25 June 30
Sweet Corn July 1 July 5 - August 31 September 25
Tomatoes July 5 July 10 - September 15 October 15
Apples July 15 September 1 - October 25 October 31
Blackberries July 10 July 15 - July 30 August 10
Blueberries June 20 July 5 - August 10 August 15
Cherries June 10 June 10 - June 25 June 25
Grapes August 25 September 10 - September 20 September 30
Peaches, Nectarines July 5 July 20 - September 1 September 15
Pears August 1 August 10 - August 31 September 10
Raspberries July 1 July 15 - August 15 September 20
Strawberries May 20 June 1 - June 10 June 25
Flowers, Herbs July 1 July 15 - September 15 October 1

The second picture above is from Nebraska.  Here are the crops and the harvest schedule:

 dark green = available;      light green = sometimes / some farms;      White or gray = not usually available

The light green indicates light crops at the beginning or end of a season - dark green is when the bulk of the crop ripens and picking is best.

Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov December
apples                       X X X X X X X    
Apricots                     X X X X            
Asian pears                         X X X X X X    
asparagus             X X X X                    
beans                     X X X X X X        
blackberries                       X X X            
beets                     X X X X X X X      
blueberries                       X X X            
boysenberries                 X X X X                
broccoli                 X X X X X X X X X      
Brussels sprouts                             X X X X X  
cabbage                     X X X X X X X X X  
cantaloupes                     X X X X X X        
celery                     X X X X            
carrots                     X X X X X X X X X  
cherries                 X X X X                
Christmas trees                                       X
cucumbers                     X X X X X X        
eggplant                     X X X X X X        
gooseberries                     X X X X            
grapes                     X X X X            
greens                 X X X X X X X X X X    
  Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov December
herbs                 X X X X X X X X X X    
kale                     X X X X X X X X X  
nectarines                     X X X X            
pears                         X X X X X      
peas                     X X X X            
peppers                     X X X X X X        
plums                             X          
potatoes                 X X X X X X X X X      
raspberries                     X X X X X X        
rhubarb                 X X X X X X            
pumpkins                             X X X X    
summer squash                     X X X X X X        
winter squash                         X X X X X X    
saskatoons                       X X X            
strawberries                     X X X X            
sweet corn                         X X X          
sweet potatoes                                        
tomatoes                     X X X X X X        
Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov December

The third photo above is from Kansas.  Here are the crops and the harvest schedule:


The fourth picture above is from Illinois.  Its crops and harvest schedule are as follows:

Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
apples                         X X X X X X    
Asian pears                         X X X X X X    
asparagus         X X X X                        
beans                 X X X X X X X X X X    
blackberries                 X X X X                
blueberries                     X X X X            
broccoli     X X X X                 X X X X X  
cabbage     X X X X                 X X X X X  
cantaloupes                     X X X X X X        
cherries                 X X X X                
Christmas trees                                     X X
cucumbers             X X X X X X X X            
eggplant                     X X X X X X        
greens     X X X X X X             X X X X    
herbs         X X X X X X X X X X X X X X    
nectarines                     X X X X            
peaches                 X X X X X X X X        
peas             X X                        
peppers                     X X X X X X        
potatoes             X X X X X X                
raspberries                     X X X X X X        
rhubarb             X X X X                    
pumpkins                             X X X X    
squash                 X X X X X X X X X X    
strawberries               X X X                    
sweet corn                         X X X X        
sweet potatoes                             X X X X    
tomatoes                     X X X X X X X X    
watermelons                         X X X X X X    


Of course, there are many other states which have experienced catastrophic flooding, and which also have crop failures.   And none of this takes into account the cattle states, which lost an estimated one million head of cattle that drown in flooding, or the African Swine Fever outbreak, killing-off pigs.    So beef and pork will be scarce too.

Prepare.  You have very little time.

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Jonathan Munday · 11 months ago
    People are freaking out about corn, but the simple fact is very little corn is used directly for consumable food. Most goes to ethanol, animal feed, and high fructose corn syrup.
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      BoldlyReady · 10 months ago
      good thing ...about all it is good for is fuel........almost ALL corn is unfit to eat .....Corn along with Soy Beans are not what you think they are ....GMO ...those were the first that were contaminated genetically . Corn , mainly because of the unique ability to convert the starches and proteins to many products.
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    gary boyd · 11 months ago
    Here is what about to go down - the rapture then the four horsemen ride.

    The Four Horsemen
    By Pastor Gary Boyd

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John the Evangelist at 6:1-8. The chapter tells of a book or scroll in God's right hand that is sealed with seven seals. The Lamb of God, or Lion of Judah (Jesus Christ), opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. Although some interpretations differ, in most accounts, the four riders are seen as symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine, and Death, respectively. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.

    White Horse
    Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. — Revelation 6:1-2

    The first horseman is called Pestilence, and is associated with infectious disease and plague. It appears at least as early as 1916, when it is mentioned in the Jewish Encyclopedia. The interpretation is common in popular culture references to the Four Horsemen.

    The late Evangelist Billy Graham casts the rider of the white horse as the Antichrist, or a representation of false prophets, citing differences between the white horse in Revelation 6 and Jesus on the white Horse in Revelation 19. In Revelation 19, Jesus has many crowns, but in Revelation 6 the rider has just one.

    Red Horse
    When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him — Revelation 6:3-4˄ NASB

    The rider of the second horse is often taken to represent War (he is often pictured holding a sword upwards as though ready for battle) or mass slaughter. His horse's color is red (fire), and in some translations the color is specifically a "fiery" red. The color red, as well as the rider's possession of a great sword, suggests blood that is to be spilled. The sword held upward by the second horseman may represent war or a declaration of war, as seen in heraldry. In military symbolism swords held upward, especially crossed swords held upward, signify war and entering into battle. (See for example the historical and modern images, as well as the coat of arms, of Jeanne of Arc.)

    The second horseman may represent civil war as opposed to the war of conquest that the first horseman is sometimes said to bring. Other commentators have suggested it might also represent persecution of Christians.

    Black Horse
    When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” — Revelation 6:5-6

    The third horseman rides a black horse and is popularly understood to be Famine as the horseman carries a pair of balances or weighing scales, indicating the way that bread would have been weighed during a famine.[3][18] Other authors interpret the third horseman as the "Lord as a Law-Giver" holding Scales of Justice.[20] In the passage it is read that the indicated price of grain is about ten times normal (thus the famine interpretation popularity), with an entire day's wages (a denarius) buying enough wheat for only one person, or enough of the less nutritious barley for three, so that workers would struggle to feed their families.[3]

    Of the four horsemen, the black horse and its rider are the only ones whose appearance is accompanied by a vocal pronunciation. John hears a voice, unidentified but coming from among the four living creatures, that speaks of the prices of wheat and barley, also saying "and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine". This suggests that the black horse's famine is to drive up the price of grain but leave oil and wine supplies unaffected (though out of reach of the ordinary worker). One explanation for this is that grain crops would have been more naturally susceptible to famine years or locust plagues than olive trees and grapevines, which root more deeply. The statement might also suggest a continuing abundance of luxuries for the wealthy while staples such as bread are scarce, though not totally depleted; such selective scarcity may result from injustice and the deliberate production of luxury crops for the wealthy over grain, as would have happened during the time Revelation was written. Alternatively, the preservation of oil and wine could symbolize the preservation of the Christian faithful, who used oil and wine in their sacraments.

    Pale Horse
    When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. — Revelation 6:7-8

    The fourth and final horseman is named Death. Known as "the pale rider", of all the riders, he is the only one to whom the text itself explicitly gives a name. Unlike the other three, he is not described carrying a weapon or other object; instead he is followed by Hades (the resting place of the dead). However, illustrations commonly depict him carrying a scythe (like the Grim Reaper), sword, or other implement.

    The color of Death's horse is written as khlōros (χλωρός) in the original Koine Greek,[23] which can mean either green/greenish-yellow or pale/pallid. The color is often translated as "pale", though "ashen", "pale green", and "yellowish green" are other possible interpretations (the Greek word is the root of "chlorophyll" and "chlorine"). Based on uses of the word in ancient Greek medical literature, several scholars suggest that the color reflects the sickly pallor of a corpse. In some modern artistic depictions, the horse is distinctly green.

    The verse beginning "they were given power over a fourth of the earth" is generally taken as referring to Death and Hades, although some commentators see it as applying to all four horsemen.

    The rapture must happen first before the four horsemen ride and many believe as well as I that it could take place on the Feast of Trumpets in late Sept. & early Oct.
    Hang on to your belief system the Lord is about to come for his bride.
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    TSlinger · 11 months ago
    Mixed feelings...2 of the worst foods that are sadly, naively American staples are soybean and corn. So...I sympathize with the farmers, but that mostly GMO crap causes as much disease (mostly heart/cardiovascualr) as wheat- and soy has the added detriment of being a feminizing agent. Hard for me to not cheer just a little bit. Learn to hunt and gather. Learn a hard skill to contribute to a potential agrarian shift.
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    BoldlyReady · 11 months ago
    Good Grief Hal, You referenced , geeez those guys are still programmed with the idea that carbon dioxide is the problem .........some folks never got the education that plants thrive on carbon dioxide, the plants will stabilize oxygen and creatures . It is the creatures that are destabilizing the natural flows of the planet that are destroying all that the Lord designed. The spraying of heavy chemicals into the air, the manipulating of the weather "geoengineering" . It is now said that it will take 4 decades for the weather to straighten out ........IF it is left alone.
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    BoldlyReady · 11 months ago
    Folks ........good things to have .....get it NOW .....
    Rice , Beans, Pastas (spaghetti), frozen veggies ( dehydrate all, then store in Mason jars) ANY Freeze Dried Meals or foods.
    Get the 5 gallon plastic buckets (preferable the food grade, Lowes has these in the paint dept) STORE IT ALL IN THESE BUCKETS. LEARN TO RATION. START AND MAINTAIN A GARDEN OF SORTS.....ANYTHING will help you survive.

    If you don't do it now, ............... bend over and kiss your ass.

    Remember , the Evil Ones know how to use this , they adhere to the quote" Never let a disaster go to waste" ......... watch for power outs , fuel shortages, riots, gangs.
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    BoldlyReady · 11 months ago
    Yup ............Like tha man says ........."It may be too late"

    I am ready , got mine ....... got plenty of ammo too ......gonna set mines and booby traps ........ guess I can sell left over "meat" ...... anyone want a thigh, arm, rump roast ....... GAD !

    It is as in Revelation ......I picked it up and read it several years ago , could see this developing a long time ago ...... GOOD THING ! THIS means the Lord is a short way out.