The headline is Wheat prices soar as drought, wildfires destroy fields in Russia.
We are a global economy. What happens in Russia doesn't stay there, and this drought over there will affect us, too.
It's summer time - growing season for most of the US - and there is a bounty of food to be had. Our habit should be eat one now and put two away for winter.
Speaking of ...
I have three quarts of sauerkraut that need to be canned and another cabbage that needs to be sliced and fermented ;).
Yesterday we picked-up four melons from the farm stand - two at $2 each and two at $4 each. EACH - not per pound. This amazingly dry and warm summer we're having has been very good for the heat-loving crops.
So, don't forget eat one now and put two away for winter.
We've been warned, and if we've been stocking up all summer, when the price of everything skyrockets in January, we will have no reason to worry.