AS THESE CONTINENTS FREEZE, OUR FOOD SUPPLY IS THREATENED

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The spring planting window has all-but closed across North America, yet a high percentage of the nation’s crops failed to make it into the ground, thanks to persistent cold/wet weather. Even those that were sown are expected to suffer drastically lower yields due to a global shortage of key agriculture inputs such as fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.

We’ve discussed the poor planting rates across the U.S. in previous articles (corn at 22% vs average of 50%). Everything, we were told, hinged on a mild and dry second half of May; unfortunately though, the weather Gods have conspired, and quite opposite is playing out:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) May 19 – May 25 [tropicaltidbits.com].
GFS Total Snowfall (inches) May 18 – May 23 [tropicaltidbits.com].

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