(RepublicanNews.org) – Remember what the world went through at the onset of COVID-19? People in America struggled to find critical supplies or certain foods in stores across the nation. The White House is now saying similar shortages might be on the way — and they’re blaming the problem on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki noted on March 21 that the White House expects the increased costs of certain goods like fertilizer, energy, corn, and wheat to significantly impact farmers who use them. Many are scaling back the number of crops they plant, a problem that could cause food shortages worldwide.
Sky-high fertilizer prices have farmers worldwide scaling back its use and reducing the amount of land they're planting, fallout from the Ukraine-Russia conflict that has some agricultural industry veterans warning of food shortages https://t.co/tJV941q0ta pic.twitter.com/fzqlU2ej8L
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 23, 2022
Psaki assured reporters that the White House doesn’t expect these shortages to hit the United States, but said countries such as Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East will be affected. Still, it isn’t a stretch to see how that might impact the price of affected goods here on home soil, if only indirectly.
Psaki said the White House is actively working with organizations around the globe to help prevent food shortages. She also admitted that these types of problems often have a lagging effect; the US might be safe for now, but that doesn’t mean it won’t experience supply issues in the future.
With spring on the horizon, now might be a good time to stock up on food, water, and other essential survival supplies. Perhaps think about planting a garden this year to help feed your family.
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