The Coronavirus outbreak has made an unprecedented impact on the global economy. The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in the supply chain, especially meat processing, and vulnerabilities in the distribution model.
The hard red winter wheat crop in the United States this year “was the smallest since 1963”. But in 1963, there were only 182 million people living in this nation. Today, our population has grown to 329 million.
Almost three-fourths of all U.S. farmers say that this year’s drought is hurting their harvests.
At least 40 percent of the United States has been suffering from drought conditions for 101 consecutive weeks.
Overall, this is the worst multi-year megadrought in the United States in 1,200 years.
The prices of some fertilizers have tripled since 2021, while the prices of some other fertilizers have actually quadrupled.
The IRSSC is launching our Buy Local Loyalty Program on 10.15.22 the Common Market.
The IRSSC salutes our hard-working local Maine Producers:
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