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2011 Grain Harvest Falls short of consumption, Food Price Spikes Likely

 
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"The world's farmers produced more grain in 2011 than ever before. Estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the global grain harvest coming in at 2,295 million tonnes, up 53 million tonnes from the previous record in 2009.

"Consumption grew by 90 million tonnes over the same period to 2,280 million tonnes. Yet with global grain production actually falling short of consumption in seven of the past 12 years, stocks remain worryingly low, leaving the world vulnerable to food price shocks."

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Carryover grain stocks - the amount left in the world's grain elevators when the new harvest begins -now stand at 469 million tonnes, enough to cover 75 days of consumption at current levels. Between 1984 and 2001 grain stocks hovered around the more comfortable level of 100 days.

In 2002, however, grain production fell 88 million tonnes short of demand, and since then annual carryover stocks have averaged 72 days of use, close to the bare minimum for basic food security. In 2006, stocks bottomed out at 62 days, setting the stage for the 2007–08 food price spike when international grain prices doubled or tripled in a short amount of time.



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has anyone noticed the price of eggs going up substantially in their local area? i bought 5 dozen eggs at FoodMaxx about two weeks ago, for about 6 dollars. now, the price is around 10 dollars. no idea why, though...
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I was quite surprised a how much LOCAL eggs cost recently! Glad I'm not the only one.
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I was quite surprised a how much LOCAL eggs cost recently! Glad I'm not the only one.
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any idea why? i've asked around and looked online, but no luck finding any explanation...
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I'm guessing, in part, because it's becoming quite faddish to buy local eggs. You know what I mean?

Faddish or not, it's still the right thing to do when you can't do your own.
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I'm guessing, in part, because it's becoming quite faddish to buy local eggs. You know what I mean?

Faddish or not, it's still the right thing to do when you can't do your own.
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could be.

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i'm going to go way out on a limb here (since this is a conspiracy forum) and postulate that the real reason why eggs cost so much these days is that the aliens, not the grays but those other ones, the reptilians from orion, have been using them as an alternate source of food, since the bovines having just signed that binding resolution and treaty with the reptilians are off the market (at least for awhile) and people stopped tasting so good once they lost their souls and became empty vessels. so, until the off world egg farm really gets up and running, which is what is really going on with the moon, in case you were wondering, i guess us humans are just gonna have to pay a bit more. bummer, huh?
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I'm guessing, in part, because it's becoming quite faddish to buy local eggs. You know what I mean?

Faddish or not, it's still the right thing to do when you can't do your own.
 Quoting: Stark


could be.

Goofy Thum


i'm going to go way out on a limb here (since this is a conspiracy forum) and postulate that the real reason why eggs cost so much these days is that the aliens, not the grays but those other ones, the reptilians from orion, have been using them as an alternate source of food, since the bovines having just signed that binding resolution and treaty with the reptilians are off the market (at least for awhile) and people stopped tasting so good once they lost their souls and became empty vessels. so, until the off world egg farm really gets up and running, which is what is really going on with the moon, in case you were wondering, i guess us humans are just gonna have to pay a bit more. bummer, huh?
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LOL
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I KNOW!!!!! LET'S MAKE SOME MORE FUCKING GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED ETHANOL OUT OF OUR CORN5a CROP.
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I was quite surprised a how much LOCAL eggs cost recently! Glad I'm not the only one.
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any idea why? i've asked around and looked online, but no luck finding any explanation...
 Quoting: ConanTheLibrarian


Feed costs probably have a lot to do with it. They've gone up a lot. A bag that in the past year cost around 11 something is now 16.
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I'm guessing, in part, because it's becoming quite faddish to buy local eggs. You know what I mean?

Faddish or not, it's still the right thing to do when you can't do your own.
 Quoting: Stark


could be.

Goofy Thum


i'm going to go way out on a limb here (since this is a conspiracy forum) and postulate that the real reason why eggs cost so much these days is that the aliens, not the grays but those other ones, the reptilians from orion, have been using them as an alternate source of food, since the bovines having just signed that binding resolution and treaty with the reptilians are off the market (at least for awhile) and people stopped tasting so good once they lost their souls and became empty vessels. so, until the off world egg farm really gets up and running, which is what is really going on with the moon, in case you were wondering, i guess us humans are just gonna have to pay a bit more. bummer, huh?
 Quoting: ConanTheLibrarian


It's sad farmed poultry fetus embryo has more soul and value than humans in that analogy.

lolwut
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i know.

it's just a theory, though. but i have noticed that others are complaining about the moon being upside down, and after consulting with my distance uncle, who works for the government as an undercover mattress tag inspector, i can only conclude that the real reason why the moon turned over like that is because of the weight of all the eggs. pretty smart move, though, if you think about it. send the reptilians to the moon, where they can lie around munching eggs all day, and then we don't have to deal with them so much down here. genius, really. it's a win- win no matter how you look at it.
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i know.

it's just a theory, though. but i have noticed that others are complaining about the moon being upside down, and after consulting with my distance uncle, who works for the government as an undercover mattress tag inspector, i can only conclude that the real reason why the moon turned over like that is because of the weight of all the eggs. pretty smart move, though, if you think about it. send the reptilians to the moon, where they can lie around munching eggs all day, and then we don't have to deal with them so much down here. genius, really. it's a win- win no matter how you look at it.
 Quoting: ConanTheLibrarian


lols


you should govern a small town.
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Re: 2011 Grain Harvest Falls short of consumption, Food Price Spikes Likely
i know.

it's just a theory, though. but i have noticed that others are complaining about the moon being upside down, and after consulting with my distance uncle, who works for the government as an undercover mattress tag inspector, i can only conclude that the real reason why the moon turned over like that is because of the weight of all the eggs. pretty smart move, though, if you think about it. send the reptilians to the moon, where they can lie around munching eggs all day, and then we don't have to deal with them so much down here. genius, really. it's a win- win no matter how you look at it.
 Quoting: ConanTheLibrarian


lols


you should govern a small town.
 Quoting: Stark


are you psychic or something? that's exactly what i do!
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Your link is to an article about 2011 being a record year that exceeded consumption. They use the term "bumper".
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Your link is to an article about 2011 being a record year that exceeded consumption. They use the term "bumper".
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that's the twist. but you have to actually read the article...

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There is plenty of food. More than enough. The only people who don't have enough are poor people. There are to many poor people. I think the problem will correct itself.
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not all food crops are being used for food, that's really the important point to stress regarding this issue...

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There is plenty of food. More than enough. The only people who don't have enough are poor people. There are to many poor people. I think the problem will correct itself.
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Re: 2011 Grain Harvest Falls short of consumption, Food Price Spikes Likely
WE raise chickens.

After you build the coop and pen, buy chicks wait forever till they grow up and start laying eggs,

then it cost 2-3 times the price of eggs in the store, when you buy commerical feed (at bulk discount rate) and

remember

the coop and raising chicks isnot figured into the cost. .



Farmers raise grain around us.
The government pays them not to grow.
Many are out of business.
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WE raise chickens.

After you build the coop and pen, buy chicks wait forever till they grow up and start laying eggs,

then it cost 2-3 times the price of eggs in the store, when you buy commerical feed (at bulk discount rate) and

remember

the coop and raising chicks isnot figured into the cost. .



Farmers raise grain around us.
The government pays them not to grow.
Many are out of business.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2792235


You have to raise less and let them run free and to get a lot of their food off the land like the locals over here do. High feed prices are the problem.

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