It’s all eyes on the election, but if there’s not enough food to go around, we may have bigger problems on our hands than whether Trump or Biden is…
It’s all eyes on the US presidential election, but if there’s not enough food to go around, we may have bigger problems on our hands than whether Team Red or Team Blue occupies the White House…
Brian Ochsner, a high-producing wheat farmer and friend of Silver Doctors, sat down with Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart on Thursday, November 5, 2020, for a robust discussion on the state of the nation’s food supply.
Some of the topics in today’s discussion include –
During our last interview, Brian was optimistic that as long as the trucks kept rolling, the nation would have enough food to get through the crisis. What is Brian’s impression of the state of the nation’s food supply right now?
What is the Grain Inflation Canary?
We’ve seen a lot of natural disasters last year and this year. What is the impact on crops or harvests?
There are a lot of new dynamics this year with food distribution and consumption. What are we to make of the increased food bank demand, plunging restaurant sales, and those kind of dynamics?
We’ve seen a lot of supply chain disruptions this year, yet at the same time, there could be a second wave of infections. Are grocery stores going to get wiped out again?
Globally, there seems to be a rising sense of nationalism with many aspects of the economy including the food supply. For example, a few months ago, there were reports of countries not exporting their main crops for one reason or another. What does Brian make of this rising nationalism?
What kind of impact will the outcome of the election have on American agriculture?
For discussion on those topics and more, tune-in to the interview in its entirety!