California might not be dry as a bone, but with the drought throughout most of the rest of the nation, it might as well be.
The drought is pushing up the cost of meat and milk and other dairy products for the state's consumers. That's because the cost of feed for California cattle, poultry and hog farmers is soaring as Midwest farms face a shortage of corn and soybean — key feed ingredients.
The higher prices won't hit the grocery shelves for a few months, but when they do, consumers will be paying 10% to 15% more for milk, beef and poultry, farmers and economists said. But even rising retail prices may not be enough to sustain all California livestock and dairy producers.
"This is going have a huge impact on the industry, on California agriculture and on the public. It's going to hit people in the pocketbook," said Jonathon Beckett, a San Diego beef cattle nutritionist and consultant.
The news just gets worse and worse.
Record unemployment and food prices are going up.
Can you believe that crap?
If the Cult of St. Barack hadn't lied so badly on their programs and in their magazines, we might have Hillary as president and you better believe she would have focused on the economy. You better believe that she'd be creating jobs.
Even now, he's not creating jobs.
He's running all over the country.
He's got the nomination.
He's president so most Americans should know who he is.
What is served by his ignoring his job duties to rush all over the United States?
Not a damn thing. Not one damn thing.
We don't need four more years of this.
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