British Floods

Flooding in Iowa in 2008


While I have reported about American and Chinese flooding this year, I thought that perhaps British flooding should also be covered now.

The following news item explains some of the problem:

New flooding means it is to late for many farmers to harvest crops

Telegraph – Sept 9, 2008

I asked Oliver Harwood from the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) what was said about the weather-battered grain harvest.  ‘We didn’t talk about it’, he replied. ‘It’s too awful. The screens are redder every day.’

Wet fields are now being swamped by floods. In south-west England there has hardly been a dry day for months. The Midlands are still partly un-harvested. For many crops it is too late.

Harvest requires not one dry day. Wind has to blow sun-kissed corn to dry it. After a storm, a farmer needs three days on average land before he can get in the field. Combine harvesters weigh a lot and get mired…

This season is particularly awkward. Last year’s good wheat price resulted in the majority of corn growing countries across the world being persuaded to plant more, often a lot more. Russia’s crop is estimated to be 80 million tonnes, up from 50 million.

In the ‘bread-basket’ Ukraine, the wheat crop is three times what it was last year. Only Argentina, of the big players, has dropped it’s planting, and by a mere 2 million tonnes of expected output.

Mr Hitchcock also has to take account of Australia’s crop, but it is not harvested until October. ‘Nothing is straightforward – again’, he remarks.

The UK exports wheat, one of the last base commodities which we can actually sell on the world market. Our crop was scheduled to be 17 million tonnes, prior to weather intervening.

A simple pan-agriculture view would be, great, if wheat prices fall, and if wheat quality falls because it is harvested damp, than there will be a bigger supply and consequently a cheaper source of animal-feed.

Wheat will sell as ‘feed-wheat’, not for milling. Chickens, pigs, sheep, and even cattle will benefit.

There are still farmers around who have stock and grow crops. They are the ones who have hedged their bets according to the transatlantic farming adage: up horn, down corn, and vice versa. In layman’s terms, when stock farmers fail corn farmers prosper…

There certainly have been a lot of weather-related problems this year

LCG has long had a booklet of possibly related interest titled “Who Controls the Weather? ” that is available for those interested in more on the weather and Bible prophecy.

Now there is good news as ultimately, God’s kingdom will come.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Will all good things be restored? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account?
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it. Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?

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