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That have caught our attention this week

A ‘time bomb’ for world wheat crop  (LA TIMES)

Crop scientists fear the Ug99 fungus could wipe out more than 80% of worldwide wheat crops as it spreads from eastern Africa. It has already jumped the Red Sea and traveled as far as Iran. Experts say it is poised to enter the breadbasket of northern India and Pakistan, and the wind will inevitably carry it to Russia, China and even North America — if it doesn’t hitch a ride with people first.

Dairy farmers in desperate straits (LA TIMES)

Falling prices are forcing many to sell their cows for meat. Some are threatening to dump milk into sewers. Two have committed suicide. In California, the No. 1 dairy state, the pain is felt keenly.

Comments(3)

  1. Denise Park says:

    It is so sad that the farmers are caught in the middle AGAIN. The government needs to get out of this. If it all was sold by the farmers they would be getting a decent return on their investment. Most people think that the farmers are getting big bucks when it is the middle man and government getting most of the money. Dont even get me started…

    And yes let’s just mutate more grains and crops…look where it has gotten us…Maybe if they would have not messed with the seeds in the first place they wouldnt be grasping at straws now.

    Sorry but I am just fed up with the whole situation. Dont mess with a woman going through menopause…lol. 🙂

  2. Maria Miller says:

    I read the article about dairy farmers and I’m still balling. I am exhorted to pray.

  3. Susan says:

    I dread next year, when so many dairy farmers have gone out of business, and there is still a demand for milk. What will we do then?

    I was buying milk from a grassfed raw milk dairy, but they have raised their prices twice in the last year — now it’s nearly $15 a gallon so I am back to buying regular milk and buying much less.

    There has to be a balance between what I WAS paying and what the farmers are getting paid, there has to be!

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