While US Farms Are Dealing with Natural Disasters, Trump Slapped Tariffs on the Countries We Import the Rest of Our Food From

Saturday, June 1, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Daisy Luther
June 1, 2019

There’s little doubt that the US is headed into a food crisis. Here’s the bottom line. While American farmers are dealing with one natural disaster after another, President Trump has placed tariffs on the two countries from which we import the rest of our food.

A perfect storm, am I right?

Our farms are in real trouble.

Flooding in the midwest has been going on for months (and in some areas, waters are peaking.) Farmers haven’t been able to plant due to the sodden ground. Levees are failing all over the place. Hundreds of tornadoes have swept other farming areas in just the past month. California is unseasonably wet and cold, and they’re also dealing with a labor shortage, as migrant workers aren’t being allowed in as usual.

None of this sounds good for homegrown food in America and could well lead to a famine. And if it’s not a famine, we’re guaranteed to pay higher prices at the grocery store due to these catastrophes, as farmers struggle to recover.

But like a Ginsu knife commercial, there’s more.

We import a LOT of our food.

According to an article on Quartz, a vast amount of our food comes from other places. We’ll discuss two in particular.

The Rest…HERE

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