More than 1 million acres of U.S. cropland ravaged by floods
At least 1 million acres (405,000 hectares) of U.S. farmland were flooded after the "bomb cyclone" storm left wide swaths of nine major grain producing states under water this month, satellite data analyzed by Gro Intelligence for Reuters showed.
Farms from the Dakotas to Missouri and beyond have been under water for a week or more, possibly impeding planting and damaging soil. The floods, which came just weeks before planting season starts in the Midwest, will likely reduce corn, wheat and soy production this year.
"There's thousands of acres that won't be able to be planted," Ryan Sonderup, 36, of Fullerton, Nebraska, who has been farming for 18 years, said in a recent interview....
Good point, Just Thinking, and thanks for reading the article. But I often wonder if the Lord will not move quietly and subtly esp in those early seals and maybe throughout as things get worse so that the unredeemed won't see His hand. Maybe a million acres here, a million there, here and there, until the situation begins to match what we expect to see.
A million acres flooded is a lot of land, and you have to feel for the farmers anticipating loss. Down the article a ways it says this- "The flooded acreage represents less than 1 percent of U.S. land used to grow corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, cotton, sorghum and barley." If God ever decides to curse this land with famine or even ridiculously high food prices, a real possibility if we continue on the path, it won't be with a temporary 1% loss of cropland use.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. Then I beheld, and lo, a black horse, and he that sat on him, had balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny, and oil, and wine hurt thou not. - Revelation 6:5-6
Reduction in crops inevitably means rise in food prices, tougher life in society. England has been suffering from this problem too.
God curses - IF you stop listening to Him and obeying Him.... Deuter 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep."
Alternatively HE will bless if ...... 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God."