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Potential Food Shortages in US? Here’s What May Be Scarce in 2023

There could be trouble on the near horizon for the United States food supply as multiple factors could lead to scarcity at the grocery store.

Agricultural experts are sounding the alarm for 2023 as inflation, uncooperative weather, and federal regulations are set to strain American farmers and other producers.

Stephanie Nash, an activist with the conservative group Turning Point USA and fourth-generation member of a dairy farming family in California and Tennessee, told Fox News in an interview Tuesday that the country is on the cusp of a supply crisis.

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“I believe 2023 is going to be rough. Worse than this year,” Nash warned.

“We’re going to have a supply chain shortage, we’re going to have an increase in our food [prices] at the grocery store.”

Nash pointed to a combination of factors for this, including inflation, drought and extreme cold, and burdensome Department of Agriculture policies that hamper farmers and other food producers.

Family farmers in particular are feeling the pinch, with some farmers even forced to burn hay to keep their crops warm, according to Nash.

“Where’s politicians and where’s the USDA when we are trying to save our crops and our animals from weather devastation?” she asked.

“And they want to tell us how to do our job on the side with regulations.”

Nash used her former state of California’s regulations as an example of governments working against farmers.

“California, they have tons of regulations, with air quality, with water coalitions, just being able to get resources they need,” she said.

“It’s like they’re pushing us into a corner to go out of business.”

Nash and her family have since moved to Tennessee, a state with far less red tape.

But no matter where farmers are, she said, it will be difficult for smaller operations to stay in business in 2023.

“If you look at Big Corp, Big Government, they are the ones killing off family farmers and ranchers and reaping the benefit of Americans at the grocery store,” Nash said.

“That’s the truth of what is happening in America, and that’s the truth of what will happen if we don’t start to wake up and support local.”

Nash is not the only one predicting shortages.

In November, the food-focused website Mashed, citing a variety of news sources, food experts and research institutes, listed food and food products that may become much harder to find next year.

They include bread, vegetable oil, corn, butter, tomatoes and even champagne and beer.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine — a country with an agricultural output that makes it a bread basket to the world — is expected to reduce Ukraine’s crop production by between “35 and 45 percent,” according to a report by McKinsey & Co., a global consulting firm.

All these factors, both natural and man-made, could spell major problems — for American agriculture, and American consumers.

27 Comments
  • zee says:

    And why are we allowing China to buy up all our farmland? Are they planning on starving us out?

  • Rudog says:

    yeh……BIG CLUE SHEEPLE…ouster jooooeeey’s godless kommunista gang NOW..or SUFFER EVEN MORE… WHAT’LL IT BE?????

  • k says:

    “FOOD” for thought~ May 2022 Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates is considered the largest private owner of farmland in the country with some 269,000 acres across dozens of states, according to last year’s edition of the Land Report 100, an annual survey of the nation’s largest landowners.

    Some of the world’s biggest billionaires are landowners, such as media mogul Ted Turner who owns 2 million acres, Amazon.com’s AMZN CEO Jeff Bezos who has amassed 420,000 acres and Microsoft MSFT co-founder Bill Gates’s 270,000 acres, he notes.

    Aug. 2022 China owns and controls almost 192,000 acres of farmland right here in the United States. To be clear, it’s not a huge percentage of our total farm acreage by any stretch.

    The federal government owns about 640 million acres (2.6 million km2) of land in the United States, about 28% of the total land area of 2.27 billion acres (9.2 million km2).

    May 2022 The majority of rented acres are owned by non-operator landlords. Eighty percent of rented farmland (283 million acres, 30 percent of all farmland) is owned by non-operator landlords, those that own land used in agricultural production but are not actively involved in farming.

    With all of this farmland being bought up, there is no excuse for shortages etc… w/technology as such as it is.

    This is nothing more than “CONTROL”!!!

    America is & has been seeing “GENOCIDE” of the populace on a whole. First, we had the Covid scare, supply chain scare, mass “EXODUS” of people quitting their jobs, influx of increases of certain items & goods going to “ILLEGAL ALIENS” rather than “WE” the people who pay taxes to support these illegals w/ out any regards to asking “IF” we the people approve of our tax dollars going toward “ILLEGAL” activities!!

    What happen to the “OATH” of office you swear upon as you become a “PUBLIC SERVANT” to America in “PROTECTING, HONOURING & DEFENDING” in times as such as this / for that matter any given situation where America becomes the target???

    America has 5 million + “ILLEGAL ALIENS” JB invited to America~ I say enough is enough. America our home & country needs to be protected instead of being destroyed from w/thin.

  • Clinton Alexander says:

    I don’t believe the article more nonsense I been hearing food shortages for three years and town were I live there has been no food shortages for the three years so I’m not believing the lies anymore of food shortages

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