2023 is off and running. The price of everything is throught the roof. What food shortages can we expect in 2023?

The pandemic rocked the boat and we are still digging out. Supply chains and the workforce suffered big time. It is still effecting us today. Let's do what we can together to get back on the path.

Here's what happened:

So far, in the 2020s, farmers, food processors, suppliers, and grocery stores have been affected by weather problems, diseases, and labor shortages (or even all three factors and then some), which contributed to surprisingly empty store shelves at times. The lasting consequences of plant illness, animal disease, drought, climate change, and the COVD-19 pandemic all but ensure shortages of some important food items in the coming years. Read on to discover some of the things experts say may be hard to come by in 2023.

That's not good news, but you can help. Be smart about the food you buy. Limit food waste in your home. Eat what's on your plate. Try hitting a farmer's market locally to support local farmers and businesses. Supporting local food producers, face to face and exchanging money, it can go a long way.

Plan ahead this year and come to grips with the fact that you and I are in a situation that is out of our control. Taking your frustration out on others is not acceptable. Be kind and do good while we continue to fight back in Michigan. Expect shortages on paper products for sure.

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