To those who don’t understand NWO economics, things look bad…
It is terrible for the existing shrinking pool of small farmers who do not understand basic NWO economics and cannot stay out of debt.
While the government may placate them with small subsidy handouts, the dirty work is being done behind the scenes as the large corporations pick apart the farm belt and submerge it into their vertically-integrated holdings where low farm prices are ideal. The lower their prices are for their crops and livestock, the more profit they make.
I came across a great article from The U.K. Guardian titled, How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms, and wanted to pass it along to you. The author explains in fine detail how the large food manufacturers have decimated the farming industry in the United States.
While most who are not familiar with agricultural economics will conclude that the farming industry and land prices are going to collapse, I see a huge transformation toward oligopolistic corporate control.
Read the following quote from the article to get a better perspective about how the agriculture industry in the U.S. has been transformed. I take note in how the economic “shocks” have helped to undermine the traditional farming dynamic. Each shock consolidates the power of the agricultural industry into fewer hands. The next one will bring the same results. It’s done on purpose.
Tim Gibbons of Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a support group for family farmers set up during the 1980s farm crisis, says the cycle of economic shocks has blended with government policies to create a “monopolisation of the livestock industry, where a few multinational corporations control a vast majority of the livestock”.
Gibbons explains: “They are vertically integrated, from animal genetics to grocery store. What they charge isn’t based upon what it costs to produce, and it’s not based on supply and demand, because they know what they need to make a profit. What they have done, through government support and taxpayer support, is to intentionally overproduce so that the price stays low, sometimes below the cost of production. That kicks their competition out of the market. Then they become the only player in town.
“Over time, it has extracted wealth and power from communities. We can see how that has impacted rural main streets. You can see the boarded-up storefronts. You can see the lack of economic opportunity.”
How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms – U.K. Guardian, March 9th
While a superficial analysis of the agriculture industry may point to doom and a collapse of the way of life and status of the small and mid-size American farmer, I see a secular transformation that only can take place in the new world order.
“When we very first were married, we had cattle and calves,” she says. “We raised hogs from farrow to finish, and we had corn, beans, hay and oats. So did everyone around us.”
Half a century later, [Barb] Kalbach surveys the destruction within the section of chessboard she shared with other farms near Dexter in southwestern Iowa. Barb and Jim [Kalbach] are the last family still working the land, after their neighbours were picked off by waves of collapsing commodity prices and the rise of factory farming. With that came a vast transfer in wealth as farm profits funneled into corporations or the diminishing number of families that own an increasing share of the land. Rural communities have been hollowed out.
How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms – U.K. Guardian March 9th
… But the alt-financial media doesn’t understand the new world order
As is typical with many in the alt-financial media, Michael Snyder from his Economic Collapse Blog has been ranting about how people refuse to see the debt bubbles building around us, and in this case, in the farm belt. He recently wrote an article titled, Investors Brace For Impact As The Cancer That Is Ravaging “The Real Economy” Starts To Spread, that included his analysis on the “farm apocalypse.”
In the middle of the country, the big news is “the farm apocalypse”. Last week, we learned that farm debt has now jumped 30 percent since 2013…
“Farm debt has been rising more rapidly over the last five years, increasing by 30% since 2013 – up from $315 billion to $409 billion, according to USDA data, and up from $385 billion in just the last year – to levels seen in the 1980s,” Perdue said in his testimony to the House Agriculture Committee.
As a result of this giant mountain of debt, a ton of small and mid-size farms are going under. As I noted the other day, farm debt delinquencies have now reached the highest level that we have witnessed in 9 years.
I really, really don’t understand the people that are telling us that everything is going to be okay. Everything is not okay, and things are getting worse with each passing day.
Indeed, all this news sounds grim and personally, I think it is satanic. But that won’t change the outcome. It is terrible for the existing shrinking pool of small farmers who do not understand basic NWO economics and cannot stay out of debt. While the government may placate them with small subsidy handouts, the dirty work is being done behind the scenes as the large corporations pick apart the farm belt and submerge it into their vertically-integrated holdings where low farm prices are ideal. The lower their prices are for their crops and livestock, the more profit they make. Independent farmers cannot keep up with that and are only one delinquent payment away from oblivion. The small farmer needs to make profit on their crops, the large corporation views the crops as just a production input. These large corporations will pick apart the foreclosure auctions and pay a high price for the land, because they can afford to.
The world may look like it is collapsing, but it is only transforming. Most are in denial of the new world order.