Money Mondays: Food Prices Rising – Stock Up Now

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This post is by Bernie Carr,

As a preparedness writer, I occasionally find it necessary to tell everyone around me when it’s time to stock up.  You may remember the peanut butter shortage a few years ago – I told my parents, cousins, in-laws and of course my readers to stock up on peanut butter.  Everyone was grateful I told them to buy ahead, as they weathered the price spike.

California got a little bit of a respite from the recent El Nino rains, but the drought is not over yet.  The long drought has caused crops to fail, animal herds to be thinned out, resulting in increased prices at the grocery stores.  A couple of years ago, the Texas  caused an increase in beef prices.   The avian flu is another big factor in in high food prices – egg prices have skyrocketed.

Prices for fresh produce, canned fruit and vegetables, meats have continued to increase and show no signs for letting up.   Increase your food storage now since prices are poised to get even higher.  Here are some tips to cope:

I don’t believe in alarming people, nor do I talk doom and gloom but I do believe in being prepared for various scenarios.  Being prepared means anticipating events, and it doesn’t take a huge stretch of the imagination to know that bad weather, drought, or shortages in any of the country’s food producers spells trouble for everyone.

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  1. Garden, garden and garden some more. I know I am a little biased when it comes to gardening, but the best locally grown food is the food from your own backyard. There are plenty of fruits and veggies that you can grow in containers on a balcony.

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