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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another Reason to Add Wheat to Your Storage

Do you have wheat in your storage? If not, you may want to consider the information in this article, (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/527818.html?nav=5010) entitled "Late planting is impacting wheat"-- the opening sentence of which is, "Cool and wet conditions across much of the Great Plains this spring have seriously delayed planting." If you read the entire article, it is clear that the weather conditions could seriously impact both the amounts of wheat harvested and the revenues associated with the wheat crops.

And this impact, if the current weather conditions continue, would definitely be a negative one. An example can be found in this paragraph, taken from the linked article:

"April planting predictions from the North Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated that 6.6 million acres of spring wheat and 1.6 million acres of durum would be planted across the state. If the wet and cool conditions persist, Peterson estimated that the state could see a 10 percent overall decline in spring wheat acreage, with a 30 percent decline potential in the eastern part of the state, which could be partially offset with steady or even increasing acres in the western half of the state. For durum, Peterson is anticipating a 100,000 acre decline from the 1.6 million acres expected to be planted. "

Are you prepared if there is a decrease in available wheat? Do you know what to do with wheat that you have and/or are planning to purchase for your food storage?

Over at iPrepared, (http://www.iprepared.blogspot.com/) there is a very comprehensive post on wheat (http://iprepared.blogspot.com/2009/05/wheat.html) that explains the differences between different types of wheat, as well as ways to use wheat, and other information, such as allergies and storage. It’s a great place to get started, and I recommend looking at posts throughout the blog to get even more information about food storage.

The article linked ends on a hopeful note: ""If we can get a stretch (of warm weather) uninterrupted by rain, with the equipment we have we can catch up really quickly," he added.”Here in North Dakota, we can put in a lot of crop in a short time." Hopefully the crops will work out in the best way possible for everyone--but if you have some in storage, you won’t have to worry about the weather quite as much.

Another Prepper (anotherprepper@gmail.com )


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