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Want To Survive The Coming Squeeze? With Food Shortages Ahead...

•, By Susan Duclos

The damage from the massive flooding in the midwest isn't only affecting farmers, many of which say they may not be able to overcome the severe losses, but trickles down to consumers as expected food shortages will cause an extreme increase in prices at the grocery store across the nation.

Agriculture Secretary Sunny Purdue estimates that up to a million calves have been lost to the flooding, from what Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts calls the "most widespread disaster we have had in our state's history."  While losses are still being tallied, initial estimates by Nebraska Department of Agriculture are expected to exceed $400 million in crops and more than $400 million in lost livestock. Those numbers are projected to rise.

Reuters reports that ore than one million acres of crops have been decimated, with some farmers saying that up to 50 percent of farmers in their area may not be able to recover from the losses. One farmer in Fremont lost 700 head of hogs, with others losing grain crops, soy, corn, etc.....

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