Some may consider this an “alarmist” post but I’m just sharing my thoughts – which is what I pretty much always do.
If you’ve been watching the news or have friends in Iowa, you know they’ve suffered from a pretty devastating storm. In fact, Chad and his crew were on their way home from NY and they got diverted to Iowa to help get power restored there.
Depending on which news reports you read, corn crops, and even other crops, could be a good sized loss or it could be totally devastating. Some corn crops have been destroyed, some are damaged and there’s danger of disease attacking the damaged crops. Their storage and processing facilities are damaged also.
If you use corn – whole kernel corn, cream style corn, corn meal, cornbread mix, corn oil, corn syrup – anything involving corn – I would suggest buying a bit extra. No need to clean out the shelves – just think about what you’re comfortable having on hand.
I would guess that even if there are no shortages, there will be price increases for corn and anything that uses corn products. Animal feed uses corn and when the feed prices go up, the animal prices go up also.
Plan ahead – it seems like there’s no limit to the shortages and crises we could face. Again, not trying to sound alarm bells but advising that we all pay attention to what’s happening and plan accordingly.