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A Catalog of Crop Failures

Extreme weather is slamming crops across the globe, bringing with it the threat of further food inflation at a time when costs are already hovering near the highest in a decade and when hunger is on the rise…

Bloomberg provides the below ‘Emerging Market Food Vulnerability Scorecard’ graphic:

No other industry is more at the mercy of sun, rain, heat and cold than agriculture, where changes in the weather can upend a farmer’s fortunes overnight.

It’s also an industry that’s become extremely globalized and concentrated, creating a precarious situation where an extreme weather event in one place is bound to have ripples everywhere.

This year though, as the Grand Solar Minimum fully kicks into gear, extreme weather events are hitting multiple regions simultaneously — from ravaging frosts in South America, to a ‘year without a spring’ in Europe, to historic flooding across China; one result of which has been the Food Price Index from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization rising 34% year on year.

Nothing good comes from large-scale shortages, only struggles, famines, and wars…

People need to end their dependence on this failing system.

Food rationing is already being proposed (even across developed western nations, such as the UK).

Growing your own is the best insurance policy.

Start today.

Brazil’s Second Corn Crop Rated a “Disaster”

Brazil’s second-corn crop was hit hard by frost during the final days of June and into of July.

Dr. Michael Cordonnier, President of Soybean and Corn Advisor Inc., said Brazil hadn’t been that cold in decades, as the coldest conditions on record swept some growing regions.

“Depending on where you’re at, it either really hurt the corn bad or killed it completely,” continued Dr. Cordonnier.

“In fact, I was just watching some farm shows from Brazil on TV, and they showed cornfields in northern Parana, and they were completely brown like they’re ready for harvest, but it was because they were killed by frost.

“And the crop was about five feet tall, short and stunted, because they had a drought, and the ears were short and stubby, and the kernels were like milk stage, or early dough stage.”

He says the second-corn crop got planted later than it ever had before, was hurt by a historic drought in south-central Brazil, and by an early frost, including another round of frost this week.

Dr. Cordonnier said this would be comparable to a mid-summer frost for U.S. corn farmers.

“It’s just devastating for the crop. I have the crop now at 88 million tons. My numbers are going to go lower next week, for sure, because of the most recent frost.”

Brazil has gone from a corn exporter to importing a lot of corn, said Cordonnier.

“They’ve imported about a million tons of corn, and they are importing a lot more, saying we’re gonna be out of corn. There just won’t be any corn for the livestock industry.”

Brazil usually picks up the slack if U.S. crops struggle; this year though, the U.S. has no fallback.

Coffee prices surge

Staying in Brazil, the record cold is also threatening the nation’s coffee production.

Arabica coffee prices rose 10% more on Monday, after jumping nearly 20% last week, to their highest in nearly seven years:

Coffee prices ‘on the ground’ in Brazil have jumped from 400 reais ($77.30) per 60-kg bag in December to around 800 reais this month, but there are estimates for further increases ahead to around 1.000 reais, and beyond.

The historic freezes have destroyed field upon field along the main Brazilian coffee belt.

Coffee trees are extremely sensitive to frost, which can cause severe damage and even kill trees completely.

If a farm needs to replant trees, it would take around three years to get production back up and running.

“This marks the first time since 1994 that the country has experienced such a weather event,” coffee trader I & M Smith said in a market update, referring to the record frosts on July 20 (1994 was during the descent into solar minimum of cycle 22).

Looking ahead, another mass of polar air is forecast to move up and over the same areas later this week — the third strong cold front to hit South American crops in the past month-or so.

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) July 28 – 31 [].

This could be the final nail in the coffin for the continent’s corn, coffee and citrus crops.

It gives no opportunity (time) for recovery.

“There’s no other country in the world that has that kind of influence on the world market conditions — what happens in Brazil affects everyone,” said Michael Sheridan, director of sourcing and shared value at Intelligentsia Coffee, a Chicago-based roaster and retailer.

French wheat crop ratings fall further

Many are quick to forget, but Europe went through something of a ‘year without a spring‘ in 2021; the impacts from which are now being felt across the continent’s growing regions.

The historically low solar activity earth has been receiving prolonged winter this year, exactly as forecast by a Grand Solar Minimum.

Our cooling planet is delaying planting and lowering yields — it is making life all-round miserable for growers; but more than that, it is disrupting global food supplies, which is a worry for all of us.

The condition of French soft wheat worsened again last week, while wet weather prevented any acceleration of the harvest, keeping it well behind the same stage of last season, farm office FranceAgriMer has said.

France, the European Union’s largest grain grower, was expecting to register a rebound in wheat production following a woeful 2020 crop; however, a frosty start to summer combined with heavy rainfall has raised concern about late losses to yields and a deterioration in grain quality (which determines wheat’s suitability for milling).

Consultancy Strategie Grains cut its estimate for France’s 2021 soft wheat harvest last week after a crop tour showed lower than expected yields in the northeastern grain basket. It said the overall quality of the harvest was also disappointing, and expected the wheat to show poor milling criteria this year, reports

This could be because of a cold snap earlier in the season, said Strategie Grains crop analyst Vincent Braak.

‘The sky has fallen’: Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods

This was the headline run by

Henan province, famous for agriculture, and pork production in particular, was struck by heavy rains last week that sparked the worst flash flooding in centuries.

“In an instant, we now have no way of surviving. We have no other skills. We have no more money to raise pigs again,” one small-time Henan pig farmer told Reuters on Sunday. “This is as if the sky has fallen.”

Across Henan, rains have deluged 1,678 larger scale farms, too, killing more than a million animals in total.

Cloud cover is increasing across the planet as the Sun’s magnetic field continues to weaken.

This weakening decreases the outward pressure of the solar wind and allows more cosmic rays to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere.

Very briefly, Galactic Cosmic Rays are a mixture of high-energy photons and sub-atomic particles accelerated toward Earth by supernova explosions and other violent events in the cosmos. Solar Cosmic Rays are the same, though their source is the sun.

Both Galactic and Solar Cosmic rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere create aerosols which in turn seed clouds (Svensmark et al) — this makes them a key component in our weather and climate.

Cosmic rays increase during times of low solar activity:

Many scientists, across a multitude of disciplines, have concluded that clouds play the most crucial role in Earth’s climate.

These include Kauppinen & MalmiUeno et al, and Nikolov, to name just three.

Also, that quote from Dr. Roy Spencer again springs to mind: 

“Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling.”

But more clouds bring more than just cooling, of course, localized precipitation also increases. 

Prices for Young Cattle Are Soaring, Signaling Expensive Beef

The young cattle market is signaling that pricey beef could be here to stay, reports

Feeder cattle are animals that have not yet been fattened on corn for slaughter in feedlots — futures for September delivery of these rose as high as the 3-cent exchange limit to $1.65525 a pound in Chicago, the highest since early 2016, with a climb higher-still a guarantee.

Feeder cattle climb on smaller U.S. herd

Harsh weather and high feed prices have helped the trend, with abnormal cold killing calves earlier this year, continues the article. The recent drought and heatwave in the west have also forced cattlemen to send animals to slaughter earlier than usual.

The upshot is higher beef prices for consumers, who have already seen increases on burgers and steaks in the past year after supply chains chaos caused by COVID.

Supply-Chain Woes Come to School Cafeterias

As recently reported by the WSJ, ahead of fall reopening, school districts are shrinking menu options as they face shortages of juice boxes, canned fruit, chicken tenders, and more…

Schools are struggling to secure food for student breakfasts and lunches ahead of classrooms’ planned reopening in the fall.

Some cafeterias are cutting menu choices as food suppliers face labor shortages and transportation challenges that are adding costs and limiting supplies, says he MSM outlet which fails to cite lower production numbers as a cause (intentionally or otherwise).

Food distributors and school officials say they expect to run low on everything from canned fruit to chicken.

US supermarkets stockpile up to 25% more supplies as inflation is projected to worsen.

Another key ingredient in all this is inflation.

Supermarkets have begun stockpiling food as inflation is projected to rise to its highest level in 13 years, and worsen.

Retailers are now buying up to 25 percent more supplies than usual, ahead of the expected rise.

From May 2020 to May 2021, the price of bacon climbed 14% higher, while milk and oranges were up 8%, affecting the staple foods of many households.

Here’s a simple graphic provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

The recent rise in prices, from farm to store, and the need for stockpiles are due to several factors.

Supply chain problems are pushing up prices, while labor shortages are putting wage pressure on the food sector.

Transportation costs are also on the rise, with gas prices in May up 56% from a year ago.

Also, recent stimulus injections/packages are also, obviously, going to impact inflation.

And then you have the physical food production failures that I’ve documented above–which is by no means a comprehensive list btw, but one that still shows how extreme weather seems to be pounding EVERY key growing region of the globe.

This is a unique development, yet it was one fully expected by those who study the sun.

The historically low solar activity we’ve been receiving over the past 10-or-so years is impacting the jets streams, and the planet overall is cooling: the COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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22 Thoughts to “A Catalog of Crop Failures”

  1. noumenon

    “This year though, as the Grand Solar Minimum fully kicks into gear”

    This is a bit misleading. The reason we saw the beginning of what GSM will bring is because this was the interim period between cycle 24 and 25; since cycle 25 is gearing up to be one of the strongest cycles on record, it is likely going to offset GSM for ~6-7 years.

    I predict that GSM will kick fully into gear as cycle 25 is waning, so around 2028 or so, things are going to get really cold, and all the records shattered this winter and spring (and now in the summer) are going to get smashed again.

    1. Cap Allon

      The most severe impacts of a solar minimum aren’t usually felt until a few years AFTER it bottoms out.

      Many scientists have called 2020 the start date of the GSM, saying it will intensify further from here on.

      Also, there is no guarantee SC25 will be strong — far from it; the majority of forecasts still see it as being historically weak, similar to SC24.


    2. NASA's Alfred E. Noumenon

      Great article Cap.

      “since cycle 25 is gearing up to be one of the strongest cycles on record” what???

      In philosophy, [and also likely at NASA] a noumenon (/ˈnuːmənɒn/, UK also /ˈnaʊ-/; from Greek: νoούμενον; plural noumena) is a posited object or event that exists independently of human sense and/or perception.[1] [that sounds about right based on the opposite of any logos dialectic or verification for the statement above]

      Sep. 17, 2020 … [the NASA clown show psyop mixing truth with speculation propaganda trying to sound relevant agin along with more AGW diversion/spin… if the well established downward trend was to reverse itself somehow??? – remember the recently posted NASA interview*] If Solar Cycle 25 meets the panel’s predictions, it should be weaker than average. [OK panel] Cycle 25 is also expected to end a longer trend [what??? because AGW??? or more NASA CGI deep fake type technology or divine intervention????] over the past four decades, in which the magnetic field at the Sun’s poles were gradually weakening. As a result, the solar cycles have been steadily weaker too. [OK] If [if, if, if after/during] Solar Cycle 25 sees an end to this waning [what??? if, if, if, like if the observed trend was to reverse itself through some very costly NASA engineered CGI trickery again, say, if, if,if], it would quell speculations that the Sun might enter a grand solar minimum, a decades-to-centuries long stretch of little solar activity. The last such minimum — known as the Maunder minimum — occurred in the middle of what’s known as the Little Ice Age from the 13th to 19th centuries, causing erroneous[???? hardly, erroneous???] beliefs [predictions] that another grand minimum could lead to global cooling.

      *NASA’s Dr. Gavin Schmidt clown act interview from 2013 post here a few days ago.

      1. noumenon

        1) I’m not a “NASA clown”, I’m an independent person living in Norway.

        2) NASA predicts the opposite of what I’m saying, namely that cycle 25 will be just as weak as cycle 24.

        3) I’m not saying the “trend is going to reverse” at all, I was clearly saying that GSM is absolutely coming; what I’m saying is rather that there is evidence to suggest cycle 25 is going to be unexpectedly strong, something we’re already seeing signs of. This is according to the research done by Scott McIntosh, which shows that the length between the terminator events delineating the previous cycle is very good predictor of how strong the ensuing cycle will be, and cycle 24 was historically short.

        1. Alfred E. Neuman

          I’m saying is rather that there is evidence to suggest cycle 25 is going to be unexpectedly strong, [relative to how weak some of the earlier predictions were] something we’re already seeing signs of.
          Gotcha. I’m hoping for the same 2025 bump too.

          Sorry I was still on my NASA “rags” yesterday and my panties we’re all kinda bunched up too at the time. Cheers.

    3. prioris

      If cycle 25 did go high, that would increase the odds of a catastrophic geomagnetic event like a Charlemagne or Carrington event. The magnetic excursion / reversal makes this very dangerous. This also increases cosmic rays. Some have says this may be signs of a coming microNova.
      The GSM can be adapted to due to advanced technology and knowledge. Growing crops in some parts of earth may get worse while other parts like the Sahara/Saudi Arabia will become new bread baskets. Southwest US will green also. The only negative thing is that the powers that won’t act until there is a crisis which they can’t ignore. There is a lag in effects of GSM probably from accumulated cosmic rays

      Other than a transition and powers that be using the event for hidden agendas, the GSM is a transition event for earth where most people will survive ok.

      1. noumenon

        Yep, I agree; that’s precisely what I’ve been telling people too, i.e. that much smaller CMEs than usual are producing much larger geomagnetic storms than expected due to the weakness of the magnetic field right now. If we make it to full-blown GSM without our grid getting fried, then we’re likely good for several decades (“good” as in our electric grid surviving, but we’d still have to face the cold, which would naturally not be very “good” for us at all), but if cycle 25 is going to be unusually strong, then it wouldn’t be unlikely that we’d get hit by a big enough CME to do serious damage before it’s over.

        1. Alfred E. Neuman

          That’s why we have Klaus and Co. to pull the Cyber Polygon and other ongoing psyop/switches for some pre-CME practice/thrills while continuing to facilitate the eugenics agenda before/during the upcoming cold/famines etc.

  2. ~jim

    So glad we got out of the corn/wheat/bean rotation and went all in on grass fed/finished beef and lamb seven years ago. All this commodity reliance. Feeding cows corn when we can feed people that grain. Cows stomachs are designed to process grass and forages, no need for grain except to make fat.

    Oh, well. No matter how hot or cold, my animals and my family will eat well. I’m just finishing second cutting hay and start harvesting red raspberries, choke cherries, and huckleberries for preserving. Tough times are indeed here. I’ll have a lot of folks to feed I suppose.

    1. Cap Allon

      Excellent that you’re so well prepared.

      Help as many as you can.


    2. Ranch Ghost

      You got that right Pardner if you’ve got a lot folks to feed that are family and good reliable [and hopefully well prepared] neighbors. There are always the few remnants/survivors after every major die-off. You only own the tangibles that you can protect. The computer ones-and-zeros are just that.

      1. Michal Krawczynski

        There are many interesting historical examples of adaptation to abrupt cooling. I know that my ancestors used to gather in specially built camps/forts for the winter to… create a heat island effect. That was almost 1500 years ago, following the abrupt cooling caused by volcano eruptions around 535AD.

    3. FarmGirlNW

      What area of the globe or US do you live where your weather sounds tolerable for crops from your comments?
      We are Eastern Washington in US and I have been watching the weather in the West very closely. Moved here years ago due to high temps in So. California, now we are experiencing same high temps here as well, and ever increasing over last 10+ years. Very difficult to keep garden crops alive with so much heat and trying to conserve well water. We had planned to be helpfull to others who do not grow their own, but not sure if we will have capacity to do that now.
      What are everyone’s thoughts about whether or not the Northwestern US will stay overheated for years to come?
      With all this climate change and shifts, I have no idea where we would move to.

      1. Ranch Ghost

        Glaciers and equatorial deserts is pretty much how things eventually end up during the deep glaciation part of the cycle. Rolf Witzsche at IceAgeAhead has made a ton of vids explaining the details and how we might be able to ‘Water World” our way through some sort of high tech existence building with basalt and living off the sea life – our trick right here, right now is to survive this mega deca-cide out to at least 2025/2028 [post vaccine zombie apocalypse]… and it looks like a pretty serious slide weather-wise after that.
        SoCal and Sahara type latitudes have historically been deserts on average even during these “interglacials”. The current jet stream is even drying out Central AB up here in Canukistan as well.

  3. Roland Salomonsson

    33% for fuel have nothing to do with a cooling planet. It´s cause is Biden administration policy. Only!

  4. Deb

    Think BIGGER! Biden is simply a sock puppet for the global elite (to borrow a phrase). THEY are using that and many other means-sterilization, Covid 19, vaccination, famine, properity (which encourages people to have fewer children), abortion, tolerance of homosexuality, reduction of energy sources, and many more I’m sure (not forgetting the ever-popular WAR)-to achieve their stated goal of reducing the population of the earth to one quarter of its highest number.
    That means you and me got to go, brother. We’re not the kind they’re going to want to keep around as slave stock. I’ve certainly not been bred for docility.

    1. Bred to be Sassy

      … a literal zombie [in every sense of the word] head sock puppet for the globalists to play with… and for all of us all to watch. Imagine waking up everyday and saying to yourself that you’re a proud progressive liberal. Sadly it’s like watching a “Groundhog Day” non-stop perpetual Jerry Springer show… and it really wouldn’t be half humorous except that some more than others deserve to publicly experience the virtual living hell he’s likely going through right here, right now. He belongs to the past… soon to become a faint memory of a bad dream the Earth had a long time ago… just like all the other zombies in waiting in real time… and they haven’t a clue either. Tic-toc.

    2. prioris

      populations are dropping due to better economics. People are choosing not to have children. It takes a lot of effort to raise children.

      A great many children are born into horribly dysfunctional families. I think at least 20% of the population are too dysfunctional to have children.

      because many people who are well off are choosing to not have children. Claiming that this is to stifle population growth is absurd. Surveys say it is a personal decision.

      saying tolerance for homosexuality … you wanna line them up and shoot them … you do know that people are born that way.

      Population growth is doing fine in North Korea but not good in south korea.

      Population is falling in most countries around world.

      China’s replacement rate is very low. They allow 3 children now to increase population plus incentives. Their population will drop off cliff

      Russia has increased incentives for birth a long time ago and that isn’t working to increase the birth rate.

      around 90% of abortions happen by week 5. is there even a live spirit inside the womb at that age. it takes 3 months for nervous system to develop.

      Populations all around world are plunging.

      I remember reading the Rome document suggesting their goals were to decrease population but it made no sense when I started looking into the issue.

      The world biggest problem is that thousands of large scale violent organized crime gangs control this world. Also tens of thousands of smaller ones under them competing for a chunk of the loot and control. They run virtually all the countries.

      biden is a puppet. he is senile and will be replaced by another puppet called harris.
      biden looked senile before election.

  5. Deb

    Cap, thanks for the tip! I went to Walmart and stocked up on coffee. Gotta keep your priorities straight!

  6. Dallas Schneider

    Last week at Publix 24th July in SW Florida I went to buy a 4 lb 16 slices beef patty box by Flanders, normally a black & white printed box. I noticed a new multi colored box same brand same product next to it on display.
    Curiously the new box had NO price tag on it. I took the older printed box with the price tag of $12.99 on it. The cash register rang up the new price $2.50 larger,
    a 19.2% increase!!! It required management assistance to correct the price to the marked price.

  7. Guna

    Hi Cap,

    Just wondering if the current excessive rainfall over large part of the Northern hemisphere is a result of La Nina or a cooling troposphere over an above normal warm oceans, or a combination thereof. And if there is a trend in a cooling troposphere we would initially see above normal precipitation until the oceans have cooled down as well to a point where the precipitation returns to average and eventually significantly lower than average due to colder than normal oceans and troposphere…ie. a future of widespread drought across the globe…??

  8. Deb

    My comments were in no way a moral judgment. A shame that your knee jerk reaction is to see them that way.
    Tolerance of homosexuality allows gays to live together openly, which results in fewer children, as they are no longer forced into heterosexual marriages for protection.

    As for personal decision, that can easily be manipulated by those with the means and the knowledge.

    People who are being manipulated tend to parrot the party line, instead of looking beneath the surface. Sound like anyone you know?

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