‘The Stage Is Being Set For A Massive Global Rice Shortage’


We are seeing reports related to rice shortages:

September 12, 2022

Rice has been part of California’s agricultural landscape for more than a century. Think Rice says because the grain was a dietary staple for the Chinese immigrants that made their way to the United States to work in the gold mines and on the railroads, farmers in the late 1800s discovered they could make money raising and selling particular cash crops. They also discovered California was the perfect place to grow them because it enjoyed the right weather conditions: little rainfall, plenty of sunlight, as well as cooler nighttime temperatures, per the University of California. …

2022 is not an average year — it’s the latest in a string of dry years and a period not seen for at least 1,200 years per The Mercury News — and California’s rice farmers are among those who are now paying the price. …

This year, the San Francisco Chronicle says about 300,000 of the 550,000 California rice acres aren’t expected to report any yields. Ag News Daily says Colusa County didn’t plant rice in 84% of its lands, while Glenn lost 75% of its rice harvest. Together, the damage to both areas means a revenue loss of half a billion US dollars. https://www.tastingtable.com/1003274/how-californias-drought-is-impacting-rice-supplies/?utm_campaign=clip

MUMBAI, Sept 12 (Reuters) – India’s restrictions on rice exports have paralysed trading in Asia, with buyers scouring for alternative supplies from Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar where seller are holding off on deals as prices rise, industry officials said.

India, the world’s biggest exporter of the grain, banned shipments of broken rice and imposed a 20% duty on exports of various other types on Thursday as the country tries to boost supplies and calm prices after below-average monsoon rainfall curtailed planting.  https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/indias-rice-export-curbs-paralyse-trade-asia-prices-rise-2022-09-12/

Many Asian nations are quite dependent on rice as a main staple of life.

Notice also:

September 11, 2022

Food supply, already squeezed by shortages in wheat, corn and cooking oils, is at risk of even more disruption, this time from the market.

is clamping down on exports of the staple for half the world’s population …

“Such severe disruptions in global supplies, combined with a record level of consumption worldwide, should supercharge” prices and further fuel food inflation, said Sabrin Chowdhury, head of commodities at Fitch Solutions. When the war in Ukraine sent agricultural prices skyrocketing earlier this year, rice escaped the frenzy, keeping Asia and some Middle Eastern and African nations insulated from a bigger food crisis. The surge in corn and wheat encouraged some substitution away from these more expensive grains toward cheaper alternatives like rice. That may be about to change.

India’s policy will drive up its export prices … Thailand and Vietnam recently agreed to cooperate on boosting prices, without providing details

Globally, output in several regions has been hit by bad weather. Besides India, which saw planting drop on lack of rain, China’s harvest is at risk from heat. Europe’s output is forecast to be the lowest since 1995-96 on severe drought in Italy and Spain, while a similar trend is seen in the US, Chowdhury said. https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/global-food-supply-faces-turmoil-with-rice-set-to-climb-reports-122091100973_1.html

Michael Snyder posted the following related to rice:

The Stage Is Being Set For A Massive Global Rice Shortage

September 11, 2022

I thought that there would be plenty of rice in 2023. Unfortunately, I was wrong. As you will see below, some of the biggest rice producers in the entire world are being hit really hard, and rice production is going to be way below expectations this year. Of course rice is one of the primary staples that poor nations depend upon, and so this is a really big deal. If there is a serious shortage of rice in 2023, that is going to have enormous implications for all of us. …

India usually accounts for over 40 percent of all worldwide rice shipments, but now they have placed severe restrictions on all future exports this year …

150 different nations depend on rice from India.

So where are they going to get their rice? …

Italy is the biggest rice producer in the European Union, and it is being projected that rice production in that nation will be down about 30 percent this year due to the endless drought that Europe is currently experiencing …

California usually produces about 20 percent of all U.S. rice, but this year a severe lack of water for agricultural purposes is making things exceedingly difficult for rice growers in the state …

None of us have ever faced anything like this.

The food that will not be harvested in the months ahead will not be on our store shelves in 2023.

Food prices are going to rise to absolutely ridiculous levels, and the head of the UN is already warning of “multiple famines” next year.

This is not a drill. Food shortages really are coming, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/the-stage-is-being-set-for-a-massive-global-rice-shortage/

Michael Snyder is correct that famines and food shortages are coming.

Related to rice, unlike Michael Snyder who posted he did not think it would be a problem, I did warn about factors affecting rice in the following video related to food, Russia, and Ukraine:


Did you know that the sanctioned lands of Russia and Belarus are dominant suppliers of ingredients used in modern fertilizers? Are you aware that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 33% of the farmland in Ukraine may not be planted and/or harvested because of Russia’s ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine? Are parts of the world like Sudan, Lebanon, and the USA experiencing food price inflation? What about impact on the Palestinians in Gaza? Could any of this help lead to the rise of the King of the South? What are some factors that look to increase rice prices? Did Jesus warn of wars and troubles? What are three foods that Ukraine exports that are associated with the shortages and food price inflation of the ride of the third horseman of the Apocalypse? What does Jesus say His followers should do? Dr. Thiel addresses these matters in this video.

Here is a link to the video: Russia, Ukraine, Food, & the Ride of the 3rd Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Jesus, in both the 24th chapter of Matthew and the Book of Revelation in chapter 6, lists a sequence of events including war, famine, and pestilences.

Here is some of what Jesus said:

6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:6-8)

We are getting to the end of the 6,000 years that God has allowed humans to rule themselves, which will soon be followed by the 1,000-year reign of Christ. Pray for Jesus to return and God’s Kingdom to come (Matthew 6:10).

After Jesus returns, agriculture will change. The old Worldwide Church of God published the following:

Agriculture in the World Tomorrow

What will be the result of obedience to God’s laws? Again in Ezekiel 36:

“And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates [inheritances], and will do better unto you than at your beginnings…. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited” (verses 11, 35).

A large percentage of the world’s populace will live on prosperous family-sized farms. There will be rain in due season. Hunger and malnutrition will be a thing of the past. Literally everyone in every land will be able to enjoy fresh, clean, wholesome, tasty, nutritious food — grain and nuts, meat and dairy products, and fruits and vegetables in unbelievable variety and abundance. Man will work in HARMONY with God’s laws.

“Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all” (Jer. 31:12).

Agricultural shortages or surpluses will no longer be a farm “problem”: “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt” (Amos 9:13).

Within the coming few decades, mankind will enjoy stable economic prosperity, radiant health, and a sense of satisfaction, accomplishment and fulfillment in life. There is a fantastic hope for the 21st century. Wonderful good news is around the corner in tomorrow’s world. Jesus Christ will soon return to establish a new world order. (Alexander G. World Crisis In Agriculture. Ambassador College booklet, 1974)

Yes, the millennial reign will begin in this 21st century. That is part of the good news of the Kingdom of God.

But prior to Jesus’ return, “there will be great tribulation” as Jesus foretold (Matthew 24:21).

Expect more food inflation. And yes, there will be famines as well.

But, yes, you can count on the fact that Jesus will return and establish the millennial Kingdom of God.

Philadelphian Christians can also count on Jesus’ promise of protection “from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

Are you taking the right spiritual steps?

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