Drought Pressuring Chicken Price in Australia, Britain, and USA; NZ Volcano Eruption

(Photo by Andrei Niemimäki)


The drought in the USA is starting to put pressure on chicken prices and shortages:

Drought may lead to chicken shortage

The ongoing drought devastating crops in the Midwest might lead to a shortage of chicken for consumers.

If the drought continues, demand could surpass the supply of chickens, that could lead to fewer chickens in stores. But some consumers say nothing will keep them from one of their favorite foods, even if that shortage means higher prices.

“It wont affect us at all because we all love chicken, we have to eat so we have to pay for it,” says Lamanda Hall, Chicken Consumer. Chicken feed is composed mostly of corn, which has been devastated by the Midwest drought.


Drought could affect North Ga. poultry industry

The drought could take its toll on North Georgia’s poultry industry.

Michael Welch, president and CEO of Harrison Poultry in Bethlehem, said the ongoing drought affecting the Midwest corn crop could lead to a shortage of chickens for consumers.

He said the poultry industry already experienced problems due to the economy and high corn prices last year.

“Thousands of jobs were lost, hundreds of farmers were not able to grow chickens,” Welch said. “A repeat scenario could be repeated in 2013.”

Chicken feed is composed mostly of corn, which has been devastated by the Midwest drought.

“Very short corn crop will undoubtedly prove to be devastating to the animal agriculture industry, food manufacturers, food service providers and consumers, not just in the United States, but in the entire world.”

Poultry is a major industry in North Georgia.

Australia: Chicken set to soar by 40%

THE cost of Australia’s favourite meat, chicken, is about to rise by up to 40% – and could continue to rocket into next year, major producers have warned.

The reason? The cost of feed grain is soaring, affected by drought in the United States.


Britain: Record US drought drives up chicken and egg prices

A two-month drought across America’s heartland has sent corn and soybean prices to record highs, while wheat prices have surged 40pc.

The UK’s poultry industry has been hit particularly hard because wheat and soybean make up the bulk of what chickens are fed, and feed accounts for about 60pc of farmers’ total costs.

The British Poultry Council estimates that if prices stay close to current levels, the amount the industry spends a year on feed could jump by about 35pc to £1.9bn.


American grain crops, such as corn, soybeans, and wheat, are being affected by the drought. And corn, is not only eaten by humans, in the USA, a lot of it goes to cattle (which is having problems, see Droughts, Cattle, and Grain) and chickens.

And of course, in 2012, weather problems, including flooding, drought, and heat have affected other areas as well (see, for example, Flooding in North Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, and China, TW: Drought USA and Flooding UK; Russia Having Both, Quarter Million Affected by Flooding in Japan, Severely Cold Weather in South Africa and Australia, Drought in Mid-USA Affecting Grain, 2012 Drought Declared USA’s Largest Ever Natural Disaster, Drought Affecting India and Its Food Supply; Europe too, Drought Reducing Wheat Yields in US, Australia, Russia, and Ukraine, and Weather Extremes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK).

Flood, droughts, and weather problems contribute to food shortages, higher food prices (Heat Affecting USA Wheat Crop), and sometimes famines.  Food inflation seems to be occurring.

Back in 2009, my book, 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect mentioned the following was about to happen:

Odd weather patterns result in food shortages and natural disasters. Matthew 24:7
The world is actually in a berserk transition, as the real age of peace is not yet here. It may be a period of chaos. It is the beginning of sorrows Matthew 24:8

Speaking of odd “weather” patterns, notice the following from New Zealand:

First Tongariro eruption in over 100 years
Aug 7, 2012

A larger, molten eruption is possible if volcanic activity continues at Mt Tongariro.

The volcano rumbled into life at 11.50pm last night, sending ash and rock a kilometre into the air, prompting a potential threat warning for central North Island regions.

The “small scale” eruption was a total surprise, with the volcano last erupting in 1897, GNS Science said.

If the eruption develops, ash from Mt Tongariro could reach Auckland, disrupting domestic and international flights, University of Auckland vulcanologist Dr Jan Lindsay said….

“We have to expect the unexpected. We really can’t predict what this will lead to.”  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7426862/Mt-Tongariro-erupts-warning-for-central-NI

Droughts and odd weather problems should serve as a wake-up call. Weather-related troubles with their related food issues, of course, have been biblically expected:

7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8).

5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:5-6)

8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)

Those who think that the Anglo-descended nations will always have plenty of affordable food will be shocked as that changes. Droughts, floods, weather issues, pestilences, and a reliance on more and more engineered and hybridized foods are putting the USA, as well as its other Anglo-descended allies, at severe risk of food problems. Risks that are going to result in food problems. And the drought and rises in the price of chicken is only a part of that.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012? Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 23 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass. Those who purchase the book at the www.thesecretsect.com website receive a lengthy bonus report documenting world events that aligned with the book.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English Kindle edition). This is the 2nd edition of the book, released in January 2012, and includes a summary of many of the predictions that world events have aligned with since the book originally came out in September 2009.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache. 2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Kindle Edition)
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 23 já começaram a acontecer.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Brazilian Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel. Edição em português do Brasil. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 23 já começaram a acontecer.

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