The Fragility of U.S. Agriculture

Of all the possible SHTF scenarios that we might face, here in the United States, in the near future, one of the most likely is a food and agriculture disaster. Agriculture is the foundation of modern civilization. Yet the amount of land used for growing crops in the U.S. is steadily decreasing, and our reliance on imported foods is ever increasing. This is a recipe for disaster. Other nations will certainly use the food that they produce for their own populations, rather than exporting it to us, if there is a food shortage for any reason. The U.S. should be prepping for disaster, just as individuals prep. We should be focusing on self-reliance as a nation, as well as individuals.

Over the course of 30 years, 1982 to 2012, the U.S. has lost 24.5 million acres of agricultural land [Farmland Statistcs]. It takes about an acre of cropland to feed…

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