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“Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We Are Experiencing Shortages On Many Of Our Canned Vegetable Items”

Michael Snyder
July 19th, 2019
The Economic Collapse Blog
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This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

I know that this headline is alarming, but it is actually a direct quote from a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket.  And as you will see below, similar notices are being posted in the canned vegetable sections of Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

I would encourage you to examine the evidence in this article very carefully and to come to your own conclusions about what is happening.  At this moment, social media is buzzing with reports of shortages of canned vegetables all around the country.  But so far, the mainstream media is being eerily quiet about all of this.  Is there a reason why they aren’t saying anything?  For months, I have been reporting on the extremely bizarre weather patterns that are causing crop failures all over the planet.  But I certainly did not expect that we would already begin to see product shortages on the shelves of major U.S. supermarkets this summer.  What I am about to share with you is shocking, but the truth needs to get out.  For those that share my articles on your own websites, I know that all of the images in this article are going to be an inconvenience, but it is imperative that you include them when you republish this article because they tell a story.  All of the images are taken directly from Facebook, and they prove that we are now facing a nationwide shortage of canned vegetables.

So let’s get started.

This first image was posted on Facebook by Scott L. Biddle, and it shows a “product shortage” notice that was posted in the canned vegetable section of a Wal-Mart in Tennessee…

All the way over on the west coast, similar notices were photographed by Gina Helm Taylor in the state of Oregon on July 12th…

And here are a couple of notices that Daniel Moore was able to photograph during his lunch break at his local Wal-Mart…

It appears that the exact same notices were sent to Wal-Mart stores all across America.  Here is another one from Carol Guy Hodges…

And lastly, here is a photo that was shared by Randy Sevy…

This certainly isn’t the end of the world, and we can definitely survive without canned vegetables for a few weeks.

But as crop failures around the globe continue to intensify, will shortages such as this start to become increasingly common?

Earlier today, I received a very detailed email from a reader that had some excellent intel about what was going on at his own local Wal-Mart.  The following is an excerpt from what he sent to me…

This is alarming in and of itself, however, they are experiencing shortages across most product categories. The only information I could find online was pointing to a driver shortage. I noticed the shortage over the holiday weekend and returned this past weekend to take a closer look. There were problems with paper products, OTC medications, pickles (everyone wanted pickles?), lunch meats and hot dogs, vinegar, produce, alcohol, eggs, cereal, and feminine hygiene products. None of these items had signs like those posted in canned veggies, instead there were small tags placed over the original price tag the say “out of stock” in very small print.

While a driver shortage could cause issues, it’s a little odd to me that there are 12 packs of toilet paper and 6 packs of coke but no 24 packs of either. One of the items being restocked were more of the 12 packs of toilet paper. Does a driver shortage account for this? Another oddity is that one Walmart may have pickles but no tortillas while the exact opposite will be true for a different Walmart. The employees that would normally be stocking were instead counting products (manually) and pulling product to the front of the shelves. There was a six foot stretch of Cheerios along one shelf that was one box deep, hiding the empty shelves behind them.

One more item to note is that the first trip I made over the fourth of July weekend was to purchase canned corn. They had 9 cans of what I was looking for so I purchased them all. The following weekend they had restocked the same corn (there were 10 cans) but the price had increased almost 30%! The original purchase was for $1.44 while one week later the price had increased to $1.88.

Sadly, the economic law of supply and demand is going to continue to push prices higher.

And the tighter that food supplies become, the higher prices will go.

Since the mainstream media is being completely silent about this, many people on social media don’t have much information to go on.  Speculation is rampant, and many are fearing the worst.

One Facebook user named Stephen Dubaniewicz believes that all of the product shortage notices at his local Wal-Mart could mean that a food shortage is on the way…

Hopefully, we have some more time before things start getting really bad, but I would encourage you to use this time to get prepared while you still can.

For months, I have been documenting the problems that U.S. farmers have been experiencing due to all of the endless rain and flooding in the middle of the country.

But sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and this before and after photo from Nebraska speaks volumes…

We know that food production in the United States is going to be way below expectations this year.

And as I just showed you, it appears that a shortage of canned vegetables has already begun.

A full-blown crisis has not arrived yet, but perhaps one is a lot closer than many of us had anticipated.

This is a huge story, and I will continue to keep you updated.

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  1. Think the facebook gremlins are at work, cannot comment, share or forward anything in this post

  2. fullmoonrizing says:

    This is from a blog I read yesterday…cherylsfrugalcorner.blogspot.com

    I have a relative that has worked at WM for over 30 years and is now in upper management. Here are their words and theories. It is more than one thing.

    *************

    WM has cut back on in store help and there are not enough stockers in any given store to keep up with stocking. They have also cut back on help in the warehouses.

    WM is concentrating their products to provide for on-line sales first!! That is the future for them and requires lesser employees. Walk-in customers and cashiers will become a thing of the past one of these days. Cashiers are already being phased out at many stores.

    They are creating an atmosphere that people WILL PANIC buy – thus increasing sales. If the store is out of one product that is usually cheap – people will panic and buy the more expensive one! That is called profits!

    Truckers have been avoiding shipping to the WM warehouses. They are protesting the business practices and ways WM treats their drivers. WM has its own trucks from warehouse to stores but they depend on regular truckers getting supplies to the warehouse.

    Most WM brands are packaged by the same factories and manufacturers of name brands – therefore there really is no shortage. JUST AN EXCUSE that people are believing.

  3. Genius says:

    I think our poster “Justice” is responsible for this lol.

  4. Montana Guy says:

    Even if this is true, how would it change the life of preppers? Call me cynical but I don’t believe a word out of Big Brother or Big Farm. They are creating fear for sure and probably inflating profits.
    No one told Mountain House about the shortage. Today 16 out of 17 #10 cans are in stock and ready to ship. Not cheap (see paragraph 1)

  5. Genius says:

    Also I predict that gold and silver will go up and down like a prostitutes underwear for a while…

  6. rellik says:

    Just for the heck of I did a comparison of an Amazon purchase price in 2012 compared to today’s prices.
    The price went from $1 per can to $2.88 today for a slightly smaller can. Same canning company. This is the “free shipping” price.
    Prices have gone up, whether, due to inflation, harvest differences, increased government interference in our lives, I do not know.
    But I do know most wages did not more than double during that 7 year period.

  7. The Deplorable Renegade says:

    The Chinese space station tiangong-2 will crash into the Pacific Ocean somewhere between New Zealand and Chile today. MADE IN CHINA! It figures.

  8. Justice says:

    Being first to post doesn’t mean much on this site anymore. I miss how great this site was for so many years. I hope that when the SHTF people come back.

    This article was enough to send me out to Walmart to do my periodic prepping and the canned veggies (store brand) were cleared out. I always say that I’m glad everyone doesn’t prep because it’s already hard enough to buy products in any quantity now. Imagine what it will be like when it gets bad. Non-preppers will be SOL!

    I am grateful for every additional month I have to prep.

  9. Concerned Citizen says:

    In my opinion, they are going to try to either attempt to starve us out or have major food shortages and availability issues and get the masses to go nuts and riot and rob and loot, etc, etc – either way NOT Good folks.

  10. asshat says:

    went to my local super wallys last night and the shelves were just about empty. i asked the manager what was going on he said they have a shortage of drivers. i was told this by an an associate a few months back. the driver shortage got worst since the legalization of pot because the pay is lousy for drivers. they have learned they can work in a local warehouse making the same $ and get stoned too. its gonna get worst. my company rig is a 2004 the trailers are 20 years old. they cant get diesel techs cus pay is lousy. drivers from other companies tell me they are going down too. trucking companies arent reinvesting. expect supply shortages in the near future. go get a grain grinder and get bags of rolled oats and corn from feed store.

  11. oUCH says:

    I’ve seen these types of articles for a few months and thought it was “doom porn” but guess what ? I went to my local Walmart a couple of days ago and Shazzam ! There in the canned veggie isle was that same notice as above. Interestingly, I went to a different Walmart today and it wasn’t posted at that particular store. But I am noticing certain other products being in short supply or being “temporarily” unavailable at other stores though.

    It stands to reason that we will see shortages… the only question is how bad and deep they are. Buy now… eat later.

    • Don’t be concerned with this charade…WM always is screwed up.
      At my local WM, they have already stopped stocking top soil.
      None there, none ordered. If I want top soil, the Earth Gro brand, I can travel 25 miles to the next WM..I just went to the hardware store and paid $1 more there which would have cost if I drove the extra miles any way.

  12. Clown World says:

    beavisandbutthead.fandom.com/wiki/David_Van_Driessen

    (Arch mega-Boomer) parent to (fit, wise, industrious) grandparent —
    ‘Why are you always comparing us to Wiemar Germany.’

    Another branch of the family fled the Holodomor.

  13. Clown World says:

    (Sometimes, people believe that my logic is complicated.)

    “all of the product shortage notices at his local Wal-Mart could mean that a food shortage is on the way…”

    Let’s retrace your steps, then.

    You wanted to buy it.

    It wasn’t there.

    Still follow? Have I lost you, yet?

  14. Wonder what is causing the canned vegetable shortage. It’s not from Midwest floods because that is field corn for feed, HFCS, and ethanol. Canned corn is sweet corn and the major US growers of that are in Florida, California, Washington, New York and Georgia. Did they have growing problems last year? That would have affected the current batch of canned goods. Genius better stock up now to have a supply to make that there drinkable corn he likes.

    • Son of patriot says:

      Tons of canned veggies are made in Minnesota which was impacted by flooding and weather problems. Del Monte is based in Mn. Nebraska and Idaho plants most of the taters. Last year’s crop supplies are slim because most of it has been bought already. The new crop would be coming in in a few weeks. It aint’a comin’ and they know it.

      I cross all over this country and I’m seein’ the devastation of cropland first hand. The corn and soybean crop is probably 35%, and the president hasn’t yet stopped the export to keep it to ourselves. Which means what we do have can be bought by the Chinese and everybody else, accerbating the disaster.

      What yer gonna see is a perfect storm of food shortages.

  15. aljamo says:

    Local grocery store prices are already through the roof steadily rising over the past year. Walmart, Publix and Winn-Dixie are the major grocery stores with even more expensive stores joining the crowded field. Local grow operations are sprouting up but that produce is sold to high end eateries. I eat somewhat cheap anyway but even that is threatened. Crickets won’t be on my menu however.

    • Lizzie says:

      I work at a small neighborhood grocery. Our prices haven’t gone up. My husband said the price of bacon did, but I think it was on sale for a while (we have summer sales that last a month on top of regular weekly sales) and that sale ended Saturday so it’s back to regular price. We also haven’t had any shortages unless you count suppliers who can’t read an order properly and send the wrong stuff.

  16. bb in GA says:

    There will be a lag time in the system. Shortages will be noticed and prices will rise.

    However, if the Gov does not interfere, more people will realize as prices rise, that there is a buck to be made growing X, and more people will grow it.

    Remember, Agribusiness in the US grows almost all our domestic fruits, vegetables, and grains on #1 land – the primo, most productive Units/acre dirt.

    There are multiplied MILLIONS of acres of land that is less than #1 that can still produce tons of what we eat – albeit at higher prices.

    I can produce a lot of what we eat regularly on piss poor, North GA red dirt amended with chicken, horse, or cow poo.

    There are many places in this country with much better soil (still below that legendary #1) than I have and millions of part time farmers who can fill in the gap for themselves and, at higher prices, for others.

    We will NOT starve – we WILL pay more.

    <bb

  17. 2030 is the new 2100. Climate change is ALREADY reducing global food yields TODAY, with an average 1% annual reduction in the worlds top ten global crops, providing 83% of food calories to humanity: top ten food crops:

    barley, cassava, maize (corn), oil palm,
    rapeseed (canola),rice, sorghum,
    soybean, sugarcane, wheat.
    Most reduced: oil palm (-13.4%); increased: soybeans (+3.5%).

    Negatively affected regions are Europe, South Africa, and Australia; +ve is Latin America; mixed is Asia, North and Central America.

    Growing season temperatures over all harvested areas is up 0.5 to 1.2 C since the early 1970s.
    ———- ———-

  18. I think the shortages are manufactured,

  19. This is because of the ca earthquake says:

    The main article that this info was from is 6 days old. Just after the ca earthquake these signs were posted the following day. John from the prepared mind did a video on this yesterday. Walmart brand canned veggies were .50 a can at 3pm yesterday. I headed there after work at 5 and the price was upped to .78 a can. Checked my app and yup it was updated. Grabbed one of Walmart’s extra large shopping carts and filled it to the brim and below the cart also.

    Others were there loading carts as I got there.

    Only the expensive cans are left.

    Kinda like the ammo crisis. I have never seen shelves like this before in my life.

    Just a sickening feeling looking at it with my own eyes

  20. These are last years yields says:

    These are last years yields. This years we will see next year. And if the push it out sooner because of the demand there will be a huge gap in supply. Hopefully next years yields will not be affected

  21. Jim in Va. says:

    when prices jump that quick somebody is making money. Preppers should be laughing about this having been stocked up all long. What happens when the EBT crowd can’t find their canned goods(and other stuff)? farmer’s markets in my area are cleaning up and the crops are looking good too.

  22. Stuart says:

    This is a Wal-Mart issue. Probably about trucking but perhaps it is Wal-Mart”s pricing.

  23. Mr_Yesterday says:

    Insulate yourself by bulk shopping and hedge purchasing at bulk buy stores like costco. We like costco more because we’re organic focused, but there are other options. We buy corn by the box, frozen, so that’s like 10 big frozen bags per box. We stock up the freezer in garage, and deep freezer. We buy canned veggies by the 12 packs, typically picking up 3 or 4 boxes of what we need. When we go shopping, we go to our own cool basement and sort through products on our industrial muscle shelves which hold 2,000 lb’s each. We sometimes have to take what we can get, and variety of availability is especially apparent at bulk buy stores. So when pineapples are in, we buy a years worth, some for corn, half year. Other staples like beans and such we keep plush with multiple boxes. We keep no less than 5 bags of 15lb or 20lb organic rice at all times. We keep no less than 20lbs of pasta on hand. We write date of purchase with a sharpie and then organize new items at the back of the shelf. So easy, a caveman who’s not living check to check could do it. We hedge purchase when possible and rule number 1, never run out of toilet paper. The key is to spend as much as possible. How to get there? Advance pay your bills as necessary, ideally 3 months in advance when your money is up. Then when you get a surplus a month or so down the line, spend it all at the bulk buy store. Then hopefully if you’re doing well, you’ll buy yourself several months a year you have minimal expenses. That’s when I spend on tech and luxury, pay down pricipals, etc. Besides, going to the grocery store daily is awful. We show up for meat, eggs, milk, and some veggies. Other than that, we just swing by the basement. On the go consumerism is for the birds, be smart and plan ahead instead.

  24. billyw says:

    glad i planted a huge garden this yr and its doing great!!

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