Immediate Action Warning! (5/1/2020 – Food)

5/1/2020 – 1100

Food

With the recent alarming developments in the current and potential food distribution chain I am issuing an Immediate Action Warning – Food.

I am warning against the increasing scarcity of some foods in the US. Of current specific concern is meat (i.e. pork and poultry). I have personally confirmed that there are significant problem with major food producers getting meat to the retail markets.

As US fruit and vegetable crops become available for harvesting there could also develop a shortage of farm personnel to harvest those crops. And there is also a similar potential issue getting those crops into the food distribution chain as well.

Possible steps to take:

  • Plant a garden with heirloom seeds. It doesn’t matter how large a garden, just get something planted. Prepare to harvest the seeds from your garden. The seeds may be the most valuable part of this year’s crop.
  • Begin to acquire additional meat as you would pantry items. Don’t go crazy and spend 100’s or 1000’s of dollars buying meat. But, buy an additional couple of pounds of beef, pork, chicken, or bacon. Freeze it, can it, jerk it, dehydrate it, etc. Any way you wish to preserve it is OK with me. Just get moving on it!
  • Acquire additional pantry items. I recommend a minimum of 90 days supply of normal every-day use pantry food.
  • Be creative in acquiring your food. Join a co-op, use the LDS church distribution center, go through someone you know who owns a restaurant and buys through a wholesale supplier, go direct to a meat producer and buy 1/2 a pig or beef through them.
  • Make sure your food pantry is full.

Do not delay in implementing those things you know need to be done.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Immediate Action Warning! (5/1/2020 – Food)

  1. I can attest to at least part of this concern. I had reason to chat with the manager of a local grocery store, and he reports that inventories of all non-meat food items are plentiful. However, meat inventories are indeed starting to show shortages.

    I don’t know enough about crop planting and harvesting in other regions to comment on them. However, I can attest that in South East Idaho, crop preparations and planting are well underway. While migrant workers do provide considerable manpower to crop care and harvesting, the bulk of the work is done by mechanical means. I emphasize, again, that is only speaking to South East Idaho.

    That noted, I SINCERELY ENDORSE Trimble’s recommendations. If this current situation is teaching us anything, it is that our worldwide, just-in-time logistics and food supply chains are inherently fragile and subject to disruption.

    Plan Ahead. Prepare Now, with the Future in Mind.

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  2. Interesting development. The governor of NM just agreed with the mayor of Gallup to close down Gallup. All roads leading into Gallup are closed as of noon today. So we live 50 miles out of Gallup and 50 miles out Grants, 120 miles from Albuq. So as I see it Grants shelves will be wiped out soon as the influx of customers generally going to Gallup from all over the reservation will then go to the small stores in Grants. Crazy times, Cindy

    On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 11:05 AM A.H. Trimble – Emergency preparedness informati

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