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Government races to save businesses as energy prices soar – The Times

Ministers are racing to avert acute food shortages after high gas prices forced most of Britain’s commercial production of carbon dioxide to shut down.

http://archive.today/2021.09.19-081243/https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/b48247d6-17fa-11ec-8aba-5ab737a99668

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Food shortages now ‘inevitable’ due to labour crisis, industry warns – The Grocer

Worsening supermarket food shortages are now “inevitable” in the coming weeks as labour shortages across the food supply chain approach crunch point, the sector has warned.

Chronic driver shortages have been compounded by shortfalls across other low-paid sectors including harvesting, manufacturing and packaging, and the supply chain is creaking under the pressure.

https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/supermarkets/food-shortages-now-inevitable-due-to-labour-crisis-industry-warns/657227.article

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America’s Biggest Owner Of Farmland Is Now Bill Gates – Forbes

Bill Gates, the fourth richest person in the world and a self-described nerd who is known for his early programming skills rather than his love of the outdoors, has been quietly snatching up 242,000 acres of farmland across the U.S. — enough to make him the top private farmland owner in America

https://web.archive.org/web/20210115021741if_/https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielshapiro/2021/01/14/americas-biggest-owner-of-farmland-is-now-bill-gates-bezos-turner/?sh=233598cc6096

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Wasted milk, euthanized livestock: Photos show how coronavirus has devastated US agriculture – CNBC

  • American farmers are being forced to destroy their crops, dump milk and throw out perishable items that can’t be stored.
  • Dairy farmers are dumping out as many as 3.7 million gallons of milk every day,.
  • Chicken processors have been forced to euthanize chickens because of the reduced capacity in plants.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/02/coronavirus-devastates-agriculture-dumped-milk-euthanized-livestock.html