Wheat for a Penny

Bad weather set to wipe billions off value of Australian crops. Quality of winter harvests being downgraded due to ‘untimely rain’ and rising flood waters

Ezekiel 33:6

But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

Ezekiel 33:3

If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpetand warn the people;

Ezekiel 33:4

Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

Ezekiel 33:5

He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

The world has reached a “climate apartheid” where only the wealthy can afford basic food resources in the face of fatal droughts, famine and heatwaves, while the rest of the world suffers. Revelation 6:5-6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Bad weather set to wipe billions off value of Australian crops. Quality of winter harvests being downgraded due to ‘untimely rain’ and rising flood waters

Natasha May in Gilgandra Tue 23 Nov 2021 11.30 EST The Guardian

Bad weather across the country is downgrading the quality of one of the largest forecasted winter crops on record.

Favourable seasonal conditions led the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) to predict in September that total agricultural production would surpass the $70bn mark for the first time, but experts say Australian crops could lose billions in value due to weather.

As the Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology declared a La Niña weather event in the Pacific on Tuesday, farmers are already feeling the effects first-hand.

Richard Heath, the executive director of the Australian Farm Institute, said the forecast would “definitely” come in lower than predicted.

“It’s been extraordinary weather all around the country, all the cropping areas have received very untimely rain.”

“The fact that it was a cool temperate spring had added to the crop yields being so good, but the flipside is now we’ve gotten into the harvest period and the La Niña is really expressing itself and we’ve gotten all this rain,” Heath said.

Brett Hosking, chair of Grain Growers and a farmer at Quambatook, said the economic losses would be significant, “possibly tens of millions”.

With flood waters still moving and forecasts for significant rainfall still to come, he said it was too early to be able to provide a more exact estimate of the losses.

Some growers have avoided rainfall, as summer rainfall events tend to be isolated storms that may impact one grower and not another one, Hosking said.

“Growers call it storm lotto,” he said.

Andrew Whitelaw, an analyst at Thomas Elder Markets, predicted the economic loss was likely to be in the billions of dollars and described the situation as “scary”.

Whitelaw said previous wet harvests had typically centred only around one area, but this year’s conditions were unusual in seeing downgraded crops across the country, including NSW, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia.

“We were going to produce a massive crop, but the quality of that crop is in decline,” Whitelaw said.

“In Australia we produce high protein wheat which is good for producing human food such as bread and pasta. But what happens when you have a wet weather event over harvest [is] it tends to degrade the protein … changing wheat from being good quality grain to being feed quality grain.”

Andrew Watson, a grain farmer from the Liverpool Plains, said he’d had 105mm of rain since Saturday, which followed 70mm the previous weekend.

Without rain, Watson’s durum wheat crop would have received a premium grade price but the 10% already harvested has been downgraded because of rain. He said the remaining 90% will be downgraded further to feed wheat, if he can harvest it at all – a cut that will cost him approximately $500 (5) a tonne for 3,000 tonnes of grain.

Whitelaw says for a lot of people producing a lower quality crop will be the best-case scenario, as the risk is far worse for those who have had crops completely wiped out by flooding and no income and no insurance to claim for that circumstance.

“For those that had a complete wipeout, you might as well have had a drought. But with a drought you wouldn’t have spent as much money growing the crop,” which this year has been more expensive than usual due to factors such as the higher than usual prices of fertiliser Whitelaw says.

Much of Watson’s unharvested fields are also flooded at the moment.

“It’s not just rainfall, it’s going underwater, having a swim. It’s pretty heartbreaking,” Watson said.

He is also worried for his upcoming summer crop of cotton, which is underwater and will only survive if the water keeps flowing.

Dylan Hirsch, a grain farmer in the north of Western Australia’s wheatbelt, said it had been one of their wettest years on record. While that had generally been positive for growing conditions in the region, extensive damage due to frost had seen farmers lose approximately 35% of their wheat yield and 10-15% of barley.

Hirsch said the quality of many crops “isn’t great to start off with” but farmers are hoping to avoid further rain which would see downgrading occur.

Mark Swift, a cereal and chickpea farmer outside Forbes, says the damage to his crops will be “imminent” from the 50-100mm forecast in the area for the next few days.

Between having a big crop, knowing it’s going to be damaged but not being able to do anything about it, Swift says “it’s just a shit sandwich”.

“The cruelty is we have crops ripe enough to be damaged but not ripe enough to harvest,” he said.

Watson said amid the damage, there are silver linings.

“The flip side is we have water in our dams for irrigation, the current growing summer crops [corn, sorghum and cotton] all have full moisture in the soil so they’ll be growing really well and grass growing for our cattle [means] they’ll all be fat,” Watson said.

A department spokesperson told the Guardian the effect of recent bad weather events would be taken into account in the next ABARES Australian crop forecasts within the next month.



8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

 ‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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