Skip to comments.Great news: "Largest ever cereal harvest predicted this year"
Posted on 07/12/2012 10:13:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wasn´t global warming supposed to lead to greatly diminished harvests and global food scarcity?
Well, tell this to Bill McKibben, Al Gore and the other scarmongers:
"Largest ever cereal harvest predicted this year"
The world is expected to harvest the largest ever crop of cereals in 2012-13 according to an estimate released by the UN affiliated Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently. It is estimated that this year's world cereal production will be a record 2371 million tonnes, marking a 1 percent, or 27 million tonnes increase over 2011.
India is forecast to produce a bumper harvest of 234.4 million tonnes of cereals, up from last year's 232.3 million tonnes. Wheat production is expected to grow marginally from 86.9 million tonnes last year to 88.3 million tonnes this year and rice from 103.4 million tonnes to 105 million tonnes.
Read the entire article here
Not sure what country this blog is located in,...will work on that.
Is this report supposed to obfuscate a huge shortage of CORN?
A bumper crop of Count Chockula and Fruity Pebbles??? Oh Boy!
A bumper crop of Coco Puffs???
My thoughts exactly. I just heard yesterday that the price of meat and dairy are going to rise because of the corn shortage. Too many conflicting messages.
Excellent! Cap’n Crunch for EVERYONE!
Except the poor. They can live with Cheerios.
so we’re gonna be overrun with fruit loops...how nice!
Hey, I looked in the Burpee’s Seed catalog and they don’t have any Chex, Honey Oats or Trix seeds. Do you think just planting a box of cereal in the garden would work?
Would that mean the price of cereal would go down?
“Would that mean the price of cereal would go down?”
Yes, in New Delhi.
I just know that the fields in Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska look like August after a heat wave. The drought and heat are terrible. The crops are barely there (thanks to some being watered by irrigation). If you love corn or wheat it is going to be a very short year
Silly me. I thought cereals were manufactured from grains and other contents. I really didn’t know you could just go out and harvest Cheerios.
Someone tell me how to plant Chocolate Cheerios.
The middle of the US is in drought.
They’re always after me Lucky Charms! (I have a marshmallow bits crop)
Wheat is also pushing toward $9/bu.
I plant my cereal right next to my grits.
Just in time for Michael Phelps retirement from swimming and the largest case of the munchies the world will ever see.
Until Shaun White retires.
and a bumper crop of corn in Washington D.C.
And just how much of this food will the loony left convert into fuels?
I bet it won’t be as big as the Swiss spaghetti harvest of 1957. (Saw a video about that once.)
Impossible! Ethanol use and federal subsidies will lead inexorably to a catastrophic increase in the price of all grains THIS YEAR. /s
Thanks. I was thinking about next to the bacon and sausage plants but I’ll try the grits, instead!
80% of Iowa’s corn is grown north of Interstate 80, none to speak of irrigated. Heat stress there will reduce yields a bit, but it’s hardly a crisis.
The US might produce only 12+ billion bushels instead of 13+ billion bushels.
Given record world grain production, starvation isn’t just around the corner.
Here’s a link to what the Iowa farmers are saying. The farmers I know are struggling
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