Higher Food Prices Coming Due to Flooding

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com

I thought I’d just share this quick post with you so you can be better prepared for higher prices soon to come. As our attention is riveted by news about Hurricane Dorian affecting the Northeast, what we’re not realizing is how some parts are the country is still suffering from previous months flooding disaster in the Midwest.

Many farmers are still unable plant and ranchers have not recovered from their livestock losses.

As a result, be ready for higher prices on:

  • corn
  • soybeans
  • wheat
  • oats
  • soy
  • beef
  • pork
  • chicken
  • dairy products
  • fuel

Watch the following video for more details on how farms are still coping:


How do you deal with higher prices?

  • Learn to grow food – even growing herbs in an apartment balcony can help you learn to garden and save a few dollars.
  • Purchase in bulk – split the bill and quantity with friends or family members
  • Repackage meats and produce; freeze for later use.  Use a food sealer to keep your food fresher longer.  I noticed a lot more variety since I reviewed one.
  • Take advantage of sales and stock up.
  • Learn canning, dehydrating and other methods to preserve food.

This article is not meant to alarm you, but to inform you so you can best prepare your food budget and storage.

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  1. I’m glad to see someone else in the preparedness field is paying attention to the impact of spring flooding on food prices. Not all prices for the foods listed are impacted equally by flooding, so it’s worthwhile drilling down and considering individual preferences for stocking. I wrote on food prices and flooding a few months back. : )

  2. You can also save money by learning to cook form starch. You can up the ingredients and use lower cost items. I use a lot of dried beans, peas and lentils that are generally low cost food items. Also learn to fully use you what you buy and look for lower cost cuts and types of meat. Use the bones to make soup stock. I had a friend teach me how to make fish head soup and you will be surprised just how much meat there is on a large fish head and it is very good eating too. And eat the leftovers as take to work lunch. Or vacuum pack and freeze them for latter meals.

    1. Hi Oldguy, Those are great tips- learning how to make stuff from parts that usually get thrown away such as fish heads is very useful. Thank you!

  3. I’ve talked. with a handful of people about the possibility of a rise in price’s. but they refused to listen and/or believe it.so it pleases me when i come across others who believe it as well.I’ve noticed lower gas price’s in 2 cities.but their the same where i live.I’ve. also noticed higher food price’s on some foods.

  4. I truly believe that the flooding and hurricanes are an excuse for companies to raise prices. The people selling the products to the big companies are not making more money because of the shortage with “rule of supply and demand”. And grocery prices don’t go back down after the farmers get back to business even when they have bumper crops for years after the emergency is over. Just an excuse to over charge the average joe.

    1. Hi Jennifer, Sadly raising prices due to disaster is a common practice. We always see a lot of price gouging right before a hurricane. And prices also rise in the aftermath leaving the average person having to deal with permanently higher prices. Thanks for the comment.

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