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This loss of wheat is going to be reflected in higher food prices later this year...Also, if you research it, you will find Europe is experiencing the same loss with different crops. ‘WE LOST THE WESTERN KANSAS WHEAT CROP THIS WEEKEND’ By Chuck Abbott 5/1/2017 Blizzard conditions and heavy snow swept western Kansas, including 14 to 20 inches in Colby in the northwestern quadrant of the No. 1 winter wheat state in the nation, said the Weather Channel. “We lost the western Kansas wheat crop this weekend. Just terrible,” tweeted Justin Gilpin, chief executive of the grower-funded Kansas Wheat Commission. The snow and freezing weather struck a winter wheat crop that was developing faster than usual, thanks to a mild winter. As a result, the crop was more vulnerable to spring snowfalls and frost. “Generally, temps below 32°F. for a minimum of about two hours will cause damage to the crop,” says the Kansas Wheat Commission. “Freeze injury during heading and flowering stages can cause severe yield consequences.” A quarter of the wheat crop was headed as of April 23, compared with the five-year average of 17%. “Most of @KansasWheat country shut down and no power. Devastating conditions,” Gilpin tweeted on Sunday afternoon. Some comments on Twitter were more hopeful: “Don’t give up yet,” said one, and, “Much-needed moisture but wheat will be flat on the ground when the snow melts.” Source: http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/we-lost-the-western-kansas-wheat-crop-this-weekend Why are we experiencing this strange weather? A winter that doesn't want to end? The Sun began entering the "Grand Solar Minimum" in 2016. More explained below. 2016, Beginning of Grand Solar Minimum Agricultural losses This is the story that will pull food stocks down from around the world. With strange Hurricanes, typhoons floods, droughts and changing weather patterns globally, some areas are showing signs of the future of crop yield potential going forward to 2020. These are the areas that will continue to see losses Year On Year starting now. With 50 year storms in Western Australia, vineyards are being effected as we enter the Grand Solar Minimum, seawapa.org/ia. Additionally Australia broke a 116 year rainfall record for Eastern Australia. With dips in Antarctic temperatures prevalent through the temperature records over the last 500 years, The Southern Hemisphere also follows the cooling trend, lagging the Northern Hemisphere by one month. Australia follows European flooding throughput the historical record. Findings below matches this trend 2016. Source: https://tolaos.com/2016-agricultural-losses/ If you are not canning or storing food in some way, I'd say... you better get humping!