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Food shortages were reported to be spiking across the country Tuesday as President Joe Biden struggles to resolve the supply chain crises crippling the nation.

“People are hoarding [food],” CEO and founder of Saffron Road, a producer of frozen and shelf-stable meals, Adnan Durrani told the Seattle Times. “What I think you’ll see over the next six months, all prices will go higher.”

He spoke as evidence shows food costs have dramatically risen since 2020 with meats, poultry, fish and eggs increasing by 10.5 percent.

The increasing food costs have impacted the ability of suppliers to meet the demands of retailers. Durrani warned he is “keeping about four months’ supply on hand instead of the typical one or two months.”

The new food shortage has restaurants rearranging their business operations, which is impacting other business outside the food chain. A&W Restaurants reportedly canceled their marketing contract to sell more chicken tenders because chicken supplier ran out of poultry to sell. “Instead, the chain, which has about 560 locations domestically, went with chili-cheese fries.”

Kevin Bazner, CEO of A&W Restaurants told the Times the marketing was changed to reflect the shortage of chicken. “Rather than running short, we replaced the promotion with something we could get,” said Bazner, noting only 80 percent of his orders from suppliers are being received by his restaurants.

A large manufacturer of farm cooperatives, Land O’Lakes, told the publication the shelves at stores at less stocked due to Biden supply chain crisis. “The challenges in the supply chain continue to be issues such as driver shortages, labor and congestion at the ports,” chief supply chain officer Yone Dewberry explained.

On Tuesday 100 vessels were waiting off the Los Angeles coast to unload their freight full of goods consumers are looking to buy. But because the port was full of containers, the ships may have to wait up to two weeks to unload their goods.

Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave with his husband and two children.

While Buttigieg has been away from the office, the White House has been reportedly questioning whether to deploy the National Guard to confront the crisis.




 

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WENDELL HUSEBØ
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Food shortages were reported to be spiking across the country Tuesday as President Joe Biden struggles to resolve the supply chain crises crippling the nation.

“People are hoarding [food],” CEO and founder of Saffron Road, a producer of frozen and shelf-stable meals, Adnan Durrani told the Seattle Times. “What I think you’ll see over the next six months, all prices will go higher.”

He spoke as evidence shows food costs have dramatically risen since 2020 with meats, poultry, fish and eggs increasing by 10.5 percent.

The increasing food costs have impacted the ability of suppliers to meet the demands of retailers. Durrani warned he is “keeping about four months’ supply on hand instead of the typical one or two months.”

The new food shortage has restaurants rearranging their business operations, which is impacting other business outside the food chain. A&W Restaurants reportedly canceled their marketing contract to sell more chicken tenders because chicken supplier ran out of poultry to sell. “Instead, the chain, which has about 560 locations domestically, went with chili-cheese fries.”

Kevin Bazner, CEO of A&W Restaurants told the Times the marketing was changed to reflect the shortage of chicken. “Rather than running short, we replaced the promotion with something we could get,” said Bazner, noting only 80 percent of his orders from suppliers are being received by his restaurants.

A large manufacturer of farm cooperatives, Land O’Lakes, told the publication the shelves at stores at less stocked due to Biden supply chain crisis. “The challenges in the supply chain continue to be issues such as driver shortages, labor and congestion at the ports,” chief supply chain officer Yone Dewberry explained.

On Tuesday 100 vessels were waiting off the Los Angeles coast to unload their freight full of goods consumers are looking to buy. But because the port was full of containers, the ships may have to wait up to two weeks to unload their goods.

Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave with his husband and two children.

While Buttigieg has been away from the office, the White House has been reportedly questioning whether to deploy the National Guard to confront the crisis.




 

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I finally got fresh turkey sausage and Jimmy Dean turkey sausage egg mcmuffins the other day, They were impossible for me to find since the covid took off. But we could not find bulk baking soda though.
 

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OH, now "hoarding" has taking on it's old meaning, again.

What happened to cable TV's defamation programs, which re-defined "hoarding" to mean people who kept sloppy houses, stacked to the roof with useless crap ? Did re-defining the term "hoarder" backfire, upon the media?
 

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I was talking to a sales guy at Guitar Center and they are dealing with a shortage of guitars and anything associated. But he said that they are getting in as many as they ever have, it is just that the demand has doubled. People will buy them as fast as they can get them in. An online source did an article on a shortage of guitar strings. Several other industry online rags picked it up. He said in two days he sold out of a month's worth of inventory. Crazy fear has taken over everything these days. The fear of running out of guitar strings. I haven't been able to buy small pistol primers in over a year.
 

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I was talking to a sales guy at Guitar Center and they are dealing with a shortage of guitars and anything associated. But he said that they are getting in as many as they ever have, it is just that the demand has doubled. People will buy them as fast as they can get them in. An online source did an article on a shortage of guitar strings. Several other industry online rags picked it up. He said in two days he sold out of a month's worth of inventory. Crazy fear has taken over everything these days. The fear of running out of guitar strings. I haven't been able to buy small pistol primers in over a year.
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Don't freeze the meat. I'm sure electricity is on the list of things to be 'shortaged'.
Just buy a solar powered generator, problem solved.
 
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After the toilet paper, paper towel, diaper shortage, I don't blame people for hoarding while food is on the shelves. Get it, while the gettin' is good.
 

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I don't think there will be a shortage of food per say but you may not be able to get exactly what you want all the time. Might have to settle for eating a tub of crisco instead of those strip steaks but hey you won't go hungry.
 

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Cows are in the pasture, chickens are in the coop, and deer are in the woods. Meat isn't a problem.
 
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Wasn’t long ago, livestock farmers and ranchers were euthanizing livestock because of shutdowns. 100% government driven.

Thousands of businesses were forced to shut their doors forever because they couldn’t make ends meet. 100% government driven.

Now we have a supply chain problem that is again, 100% government driven. See a pattern?
 

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Wasn’t long ago, livestock farmers and ranchers were euthanizing livestock because of shutdowns. 100% government driven.

Thousands of businesses were forced to shut their doors forever because they couldn’t make ends meet. 100% government driven.

Now we have a supply chain problem that is again, 100% government driven. See a pattern?
Yes, i also remember potato farmers burying 100's of tons of potatoes and dumping immense amounts of milk mostly because schools were closed.
 
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I don't think there will be a shortage of food per say but you may not be able to get exactly what you want all the time. Might have to settle for eating a tub of crisco instead of those strip steaks but hey you won't go hungry.
Yesterday my wife texted me to say there were no Crispix on the shelves at the grocery store. I was OMG what's next. She got me calmed down I ended up with Rice Chex this morning for breakfast. But who knows how long they will last.
 

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While I can't speak for other locations I will say this. My wife and I live in the Cleveland, Ohio suburbs. About three times a year we make about a 45 min ride down to Mogador, Ohio to a large farm where we buy fresh meats. The beef you buy today was on the hoof yesterday. They cut and wrap however you wish. Three days ago we were there and whole beef tenderloins were $14.99 Lb. The pork was also well priced. No shortage of anything. The freezer is now well stocked for winter. About once a week or once every few weeks I go to any of or local supermarkets and all of them are well stocked. Every now and then something may not be available but those are few and far between. Inflation? Yes, cost have increased but availability is just fine.

I figure, based on my local observation, most print about shortages is more hype than true. That's how it looks from where I am sitting anyway. Shelves were a little sparce at the COVID onset but now everything, sans a few things, is plentiful.

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