American farmers are getting hit by higher costs of fertilizer, gas and everything else.
Now, they’re warning America that the result will be rising food prices.
Farmer Ben Neal talked to Laura Ingraham about how he’s “getting hit on every front on every expense possible” (transcript of highlights below):
Here’s a transcript of the highlights:
“We’re getting hit on every front on every expense possible, from fertilizer to fuel to labor insurance, everything in between — our packing supplies. So we operate a small farm in Oklahoma. One hundred percent of our sales are farm-to-home delivery. And so we are driving across the state. And you know, the fuel costs are really painful for us … I would say our increases are roughly 25 to 30 percent, and I think that that will soon be reflected at the grocery stores. On top of what we’re already seeing, these fertilizer price increases haven’t really affected the grocery store prices yet. They will start coming this summer.”
Farmer Ben Riensche recently told Tucker Carlson:
“Soaring fertilizer prices are likely to bring spiked food prices. If you’re upset that gas is up a dollar or two a gallon, wait until your grocery bill is up $1,000.00 a month, and it might not just manifest itself in terms of price. It could be quantity as well. Empty Shelf syndrome may be starting.”
One way to prepare for coming food price increases is to stock up on long-lasting food.
A lot of people are already doing it.
According to one report, Costco has sold out of some of its emergency foods:
Looks like Costco has sold out almost all their emergency food, especially the Mountain house branded items. Everything online goes to an error page. Even the $2200-$6000 pallets are sold out. Cold War 2.0 panic is here. pic.twitter.com/9PK6gH8k0s
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