It is solvable, if we can get both political parties to agree in a non-partisan way to build things better.

My skepticism is based in watching basic animal staple prices radically increasing for 15 plus years, and the start of it might surprise you.

When we decided to use corn and other products to fuel vehicles. E.g. Are you aware in Indiana there are a lot of acreage that the food is inedible?

This caused a massive disturbance in the whole supply chain. Then other little things folks desired (e.g.) shipping of oil over train versus pipeline. I won't belabor the back and forth as everyone has the right position, but the net-net effect of less pipelines are trains with agriculture goods are being priced out of the market when competing for oil.

All of these problems "are" solvable in the here and now, but they wont' be because as you correctly call out no one is paying attention (welcome to my boat up the river styx :)

What is devious about item 2 in your response is that California is actively pushing their practices onto other states. You sell here you have to do it this way, so it stifles innovation. I don't have a problem with that as it is a market forces position, but then if farms do it they should be able to charge them whatever they want. Picture that outlook, but on the flip side it leads to shortages if people want to look good while producing.

#1 as you call out is great, but the problem comes down to arable land and abilities. Your greenhouse solution is great, but where does the power come from? If I remember reading correctly, they were having power issues up and down the NE and this year maybe a real issue if fossil fuels are relied upon.

I am not saying 12 months of inflation, I am saying 1 decade plus. Farming and agriculture is a very labor intensive and resource intensive industry that is slow to startup and easy to get killed due to mother nature.

I have had a horse farm for nearly 20 years, and to give you an idea of the last two years. I am talking $50-$7K in losses, and I know of farmers in the same circle of hell. A lot of the inflation costs that are happening now are additive.

I don't have a lot of hope for people, because we can't even people to do vaccines or wear masks over something that can directly kill them. Now lets take the same rules and apply them to an indirect issue of food access and prices? It is going to be a huge mental leap that they won't be able to understand.

Now, what I will say is your article is awesome on what it provides as viable action items to make things happen. That I applaud 100%.

The issue though is they have to be realistic and be balanced with action. Maybe we change the selective service from being required only for men and make it for everyone, and then initiate a draft where we get people into farming or military?

You know ... force the issue? I am not a person that is into forced consent "ever", but if this is a serious issue, then it should be the equivalent of a callout of troops for war no?

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Lover of people, Texas Feminist Liberal Democrat, Horse Farm, High Tech Gadget ENFP Guy, and someone who appreciates the struggle of women and wants to help.