While Brazil gets hit repeatedly by unusually low temperatures, destroying crops, the extraordinary flooding in China’s Henan province has damaged wheat, infrastructure, and thousands of large hog farms.
Just keep in mind this region of China accounts for 10% of their grains production!
Now, all hopes are on US, but the country has its own issues, facing unprecedent drought and wildfire conditions.
This signals a huge red flag for worldwide food production as these are the #1/2/3 producers/exporters of many grains.
In fact, Brazil has started importing!
Now explore what this means in this episode of the Ice Age Farmer.
New cold wave bring rare snow in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay
Wednesday, at least 13 cities in the Brazilian State of Río Grande do Sul recorded snowfalls, a rare event for the region.
Snow was recorded in cities such as Pelotas, São Francisco de Paula, Gramado, Carlos Barbosa, Bagé, Herval, Piratini, Caxias do Sul, Marau and Farroupilha.
Other parts of Rio Grande do Sul recorded “frozen rain” (when water droplets freeze when falling off the cloud, but melt when they touch the ground).
Snow was also reported in parts of uruguay and Argentina on the same day: