2016, Beginning of Grand Solar Minimum Agricultural losses

This is the story that will pull food stocks down from around the world. With strange Hurricanes, typhoons floods, droughts and changing weather patterns globally, some areas are showing signs of the future of crop yield potential going forward to 2020. These are the areas that will continue to see losses Year On Year starting now. 

 

 

With 50 year storms in Western Australia, vineyards are being effected as we enter the Grand Solar Minimum, seawapa.org/ia. Additionally Australia broke a 116 year rainfall record for Eastern Australia. With dips in Antarctic temperatures prevalent through the temperature records over the last 500 years, The Southern Hemisphere also follows the cooling trend, lagging the Northern Hemisphere by one month. Australia follows European flooding throughput the historical record. Findings below matches this trend 2016.
The early French Government figures of 10% loss in French Wheat yield due to floods was at a minimum 3X too low. New figures released are up to 30% loss and harvest not due for another month. French Rapeseed below 5 year average and UK Blackberries a month behind ripening schedule. Frost Strikes France's Burgundy and Loire Wine Regions Temperatures dipped below freezing in several of France's prized central wine regions this week, striking both Burgundy and the Loire Valley. In the Côte d'Or, Chablis to the north and Côte Chalonnaise, frost arrived early on the morning of April 25 and again the next night and the morning of April 27, resulting in frost that damaged the newly formed buds. Farther west, central regions of the Loire Valley, including Chinon, Bourgueil and Vouvray, were similarly hit. "We cannot estimate the damage at the moment," said Alex Gambal, the Beaune-based négociant. "Everyone is calling everyone else and it will take a few days to see what results." Brice de la Morandière, managing director of Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet was in New York at the time. Checking in with his team, he learned that when the sun rose, the ice and water on the vines magnified the rays, burning the leaves and shoot tips. He told Wine Spectator that usually frost accumulates in low-lying areas, "but it rose right up Chevalier-Montrachet," at the top of the slope of the famous grands crus of Puligny. Reports from numerous vintners say that Chardonnay vines were affected in the villages of Puligny, Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet, while both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were damaged in Pernand-Vergelesses and Savigny-lès-Beaune. However, the damage was widespread, and a full assessment of affected vineyards may take up to two weeks. The frost comes on the heels of hail in the Mâconnais two weeks ago. At this stage of the growing season, the effect on quality is likely minimal. But the quantity of the eventual harvest may be significantly reduced. "The second buds will arrive in a few weeks, but with very little fruit, and the harvest will certainly be very late," said Claude de Nicolay-Drouhin of Domaine Chandon de Briailles in Savigny-lès-Beaune. 'Historic' damage in the Loire Early reports from the Loire were not hopeful. "In the memory of vignerons, there are two major freezes: 1991 and 1994. This is on the level of 1994. It's historic," said Guillaume Lapaque, director of the federation of the Indre-Loire wines trade group and the Bourgueil wine syndicate. "It froze on three nights—April 18, April 25 and then April 27." ns_frostfires042816_540 In other Loire vineyards, workers kept fires lit throughout the night to try to keep temperatures around the vines above freezing. Lapaque said he does not have exact estimates of damaged vines yet, but the early word is bad. "In Bourgueil and St.-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil it's between 50 and 60 percent. In Chinon, it's a little less, about half. In Montlouis, it's very serious. And in Vouvray, happily it's not too serious overall, although some vineyards have problems." More cold is in the forecast, but Lapaque adds that the damage has already been done. "You can't set fire to a forest that has already burned. The lower vineyards froze, it doesn't matter if they freeze again. The upper slope vineyards didn't, and we don't expect them to," said Lapaque. With vintners facing possible short supplies, their main concern is maintaining their loyal foreign customers and getting through a lean financial year. "We'll ask the banks to help us in terms of rescheduling payments, but we don't expect any other aid," said Lapaque.
Argentina loss of 2016 wheat crop of 10% due to cold and wet.
Over the months of June and July, China received over 6 feet of rain in the major crop growing areas of the entire country. Dams and Levees broke and over topped which further flooded farmlands, cities and towns. Two years worth of rain in weeks. With raging floods across China wiping out $100 Billions in crops and displacing 300 million people, equivalent to the entire population of the USA.
You could expect to the west in the Indian Himalaya, there would be flooding as well. Record floods washing away rice growing regions in India, Myanmar and Bangladesh, rice harvests will be down this year in India.
Losses caused by Hurricane Matthew and other climate change related are in the $billions, the preliminary report of US wheat yield had already dropped from 48 bushels per acre to 45 bushels and Barley yields dropped 35% and Oats 17%. CANADA With freak snowstorms and freezing rain covering major crop producing regions of Canada, it is apparent that the rosy forecasts of record harvest are greatly exaggerated. At least 20% of crops remain in fields and farmers still need to dry what is left if any at all. Canadian Harvest Covered in Ice and Snow, Crop Prices Up, Sunspot Count Down

SOLUTION
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