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Farmers Say Gas Prices Could Cause Food Shortage

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As the world around us continues to slip into ever-more trouble, there are fears of all variety manifesting themselves out in the ether.

We have World War III brewing not only in eastern Europe but in the far east as well, as China continues to push its military annoyances to new heights.  We are returning to normalcy after years of pandemic living, only to now be throttled by the potential for a “monkeypox” outbreak.

And, above all this, there is a an incredible and debilitating bout of inflation on our hands, causing consumer prices to rise to unheard of levels on everyday items such as good and gasoline.

Now, concerns over the price of diesel fuel itself could be contributing to yet another coming crisis:  Food shortages.

Speaking at NewsNation’s On Balance with Leland Vittert, President of the National Black Farmers Association John Boyd Jr. said food storages are likely to come in the following months.

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“For so long, we’ve enjoyed lots of food in this country, so we’ve never ever faced a food shortage and I think that’s coming in the coming months,” Boyd said.

Diesel prices soared to record highs on Friday, reaching $5.798 per gallon. A year ago, diesel prices were $3.21 per gallon, AAA data shows. The increase represents about a 75 percent increase from last year.

Costly diesel prices disproportionately impact farmers, and thus American grocery shoppers, because the farming industry relies on diesel for food harvesting and transport.

Others were sounding the alarm as well:

“If the farmers cannot get crops out of the ground, then there is not food on the shelves,” Farm Bureau aide Kyle Kotzmoyer told the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee this week.

There are also food supply concerns in Europe, Where Russia has been blocking exports of grain from the Black Sea in a sort of global hostage situation.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.