Megadrought to increase the cost of food

A megadrought in California is threatening to push food prices even higher. The state is already facing its worst water shortage in four years and its driest season has only just begun, according to data from the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

A recent article from Business Insider looked at how this current drought is expected to lead to water shortages for production of everything from avocados to almonds, and could cause food prices to rise.  Falling water levels will cause farmers and ranchers to not be able to maintain key crops and feed livestock. While most farmers prepare for drought, this year has been even harder since it has been hotter and drier than normal.  Most reservoirs in the western US are already 50% lower than they should be at this time.

The state of California produces over 25% of the nation’s food supply. The extreme drought is going to cause the price of many foods to increase. The rise in cost for food does not happen all at once. Some food will increase in price quickly while other food items will see increases at a later date, maybe even after the drought is considered over. This is why it is so important for families to have a large food storage. There is no better way to create an amazing food supply then with a freeze dryer from Harvest Right. A freeze dryer allows a family to preserve fruit, vegetables, soups, meals, and leftovers. The food is shelf stable and is easily rehydrated and ready to eat with just the addition of water. The food storage you create from using your own food and recipes ends up being tastier, healthier, and more diverse than any other food preservation method or option you can buy from a store. Learn more about freeze drying your own food at harvestright.com.

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