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Will Water Damaged Farm Crops Affect U.S. During The Food Shortage

Jul 19, 2008
Every consumer that visits the grocery store regularly is probably wondering just how much the recent flooding of farmlands in the Midwest is going to affect the prices that we have to pay for food and other items in the coming year. We can hear all sorts of predictions on the news and none of them look very promising. Prices for food and other necessities like gasoline, have been slowly climbing a percent or two at a time in the this past year, so what how much worse can we expect things to get and what, if anything can we do make our money go further?

It seems like the dustbowl that took place in the Midwest might have happened in some other world after the recent flooding that has occurred in some of those areas. Water can be a friend or a foe to farmers and the crops they grow depending on just how much they get. Too little water and crops dry up and stop growing. Too much water and they drown and rot. It appears that it is a tricky thing to get just the right amount needed for farmers to produce what they anticipate.

Even though many crops like corn and soybean have been affected by flooded fields this spring and early summer, some farmers have been able to replant to some extent. This should help to keep the prices down to close to normal for us average consumers. The overall state of our economy might have as much impact on rising food prices as the flooding. We however, are not likely to know for sure how it all will affect us until sometime in the fall and winter months.

Even if the water damage that has been done to many of the crops in the Midwest does not end up affecting prices at the grocery store as we might think, the economy may or may not get that much better. The best solution for saving as much money as we can in the coming months is to learn how to tighten our financial belts a little more now. If we as families learn to eat more economically by buying less costly food products, use less gasoline, try to keep our home energy cost down, and have less unnecessary expenditure, we might be able to weather whatever economic crunches pretty well without being affected too terribly much.
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