Did you know that per-acre wheat yields in Minnesota increased 12% in the last two years, to the highest levels in history?

It’s February, 2018, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime.

Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’ve appended numerous current news accounts below to support it.

In them, we learn that U.S. hop growers harvested a record 104 million pounds this year, an increase of 20 percent from 2016.

In Quebec, the world’s largest maple-syrup producer, the 2017 harvest rose 2.7 percent to the highest level in history.

The 2017/2018 date season in Tunisia will register a new record, an increase of 26.3% from 2016/2017.

Minnesota’s 2017 wheat harvest yield of 67 bushels per acre shattered the previous record of 60 bushels per acre set in 2015. That’s a 12% percent increase over the old record, when such records are usually broken by tiny margins. You wouldn’t know the percentage from reading the article, as the author carefully hedged by omitting it, because printing the percentage would have been much more impactful, and gone seriously off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math.

Under the guise of being instructive, the article below lets us know that wheat yield trends from 1995 to 2016 have shown an overall 2.7% increase in average yield per year. But that’s just chaff, carefully thrown to obscure the 12% yield increase in yield in just two years, to the highest levels ever seen in history. Which is an average of 6% per year for those two years. Which shows that the great, epochal positive changes that are underway at every level of our reality are increasing in speed and magnitude.

The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the 2017 potato harvest could lead to a new record, even higher than 2011, when production reached an 26.8 million tons. Total production could be up 12.1 per cent from last season, and 10.5 per cent more compared with the 5 year average.

The Winter oyster harvest on the Rappahannock River is booming – over 100 oyster boats are working on public oyster rocks in areas six and seven in the Rappahannock River. They are harvesting their limits of 16 bushels to a boat before noon each day.

“We are catching our limit by noon every day and they are beautiful oysters,”

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2017 – Maple Syrup’s OPEC Hits Back Against the U.S. With Record Harvest 

Quebec, the world’s largest maple-syrup producer, said this season’s harvest rose 2.7 percent to a record amount large enough to fill 24 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

 

August 1, 2017 – Pistachio exports soar after 2017 record harvest | western FarmPress

 

September 14, 2017 – CT Apple Crop Could Produce Record Harvest: Department of Agriculture

This year the Drazen Orchards are recovering in a big way with Mother Nature being more generous.

Maybe overly generous this year,” Drazen said. “But we’re not going to complain about it, there was a lot of water.”

 

September 24, 2017 – Aerial video shows Georgia record peanut harvest well underway

Drone catches bird’s-eye view of Georgia Peanut Tour and a small slice of what might be Georgia’s largest and highest-quality peanut crop ever.

 

October 4, 2017 – Record harvest of Tunisian dates for 2017-2018 – tunisian monitor online

The 2017/2018 season will register a new record for date sub-sector in Tunisia. Fruit production is expected to reach 305.251 tonnes i.e. a 26.3% jump compared to 2016/2017, according to Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishery Samir Taieb.

 

October 28, 2017 – Tennessee Has Record Elk Harvest – Elk Network

Elk hunters in Tennessee took eight bull elk over the just-concluded hunting season, the largest harvest since Tennessee instituted an elk hunt in 2009.

The highest previous elk harvest was six in 2012.

(6 to 8 is a 33% increase – ed)

 

November 10, 2017 – Minnesota wheat harvest beats previous yield records

Harvest is tracking at a record-breaking 67 bushels, shattering the previous record of 60 bushels per acre set in 2015, Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension small grains scientist, says.

Yield trends from 1995 to 2016 have shown an overall 2.7% increase in average yield per year.

(Where the neutral, hedging “beats” describes a 12% increase over the old record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins – ed)

 

December 6, 2017 – Iowa – 2017 Harvest Outlook Shows Record Production | Iowa State

Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were higher than expected, resulting in the largest grain surpluses in recent years.

 

December 19, 2017 – After Rocky Start, Arkansas Harvest Breaks Records | Cotton Grower

 

December 20, 2017 – U.S., Yakima, hop growers had record harvest in 2017

U.S. growers harvested a record 104 million pounds this year, an increase of 20 percent from the 2016 crop of 87.1 million pounds.

(“record” is terse, general, “20% increase” is specific, “buried” below – ed)

 

2018 – NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the upcoming harvest could lead to a new record, even higher than 2011, when production reached an 26.8 million tons.

Total production could be up 12.1 per cent from last season, and 10.5 per cent more compared with the 5 year average.

The two main reasons are a 3.1 per cent rise in area and 8.7 per cent more yield per hectare, and good tuberisation.

(They lead with the 3.1% rise in area, which is incorrect from a journalistic perspective. You put the larger numbers first. That’s a deliberate hedge. So, despite playing the “increased areas under cultivation” canard, we’re left with increased yield being the driver of the huge, double-digit increase to the highest levels ever seen in history. – ed)

 

January 3, 2018 – Argentina expects a record harvest of cherries – FreshPlaza

Argentina expects a record harvest of cherries. Cherry producers estimated that the harvest this season will produce up to 5,000 exportable tons, with an extended growth in the northern region of Patagonia.

(makes no mention of the previous record – ed)

 

January 4, 2018 – Brazil’s 2018/19 coffee harvest could exceed 2016/17 record :: IEG Vu

Local think tank Cepea predicts that the country’s 2018/19 coffee harvest could surpass the record 2016/17 crop as the rain volume since October has been large, allowing fruit settlement and the beginning of bean filling in some regions.
January 4, 2018 – NEFMC’s staff predicted earlier that the 2018-19 scallop season would generate at least 51.5m lbs worth of landings – a little better than the roughly 47.5m lbs expected this season.NOAA to open New England scallop areas, invite record harvest …

(47.5 to 51.5 is an 8.5% increase, which is huge, but is hedgingly described as a “a little better.” You wouldn’t know the percentage unless I’d done the math, as the author carefully hedged by omitting it, as printing it would be much more impactful, and go seriously off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. – ed)

 

January 11, 2018 – Winter oyster harvest is booming – Rappahannock Record

The Winter oyster harvest on the Rappahannock River is booming – over 100 oyster boats are working on public oyster rocks in areas six and seven in the Rappahannock River. They are harvesting their limits of 16 bushels to a boat before noon each day.

We are catching our limit by noon every day and they are beautiful oysters,”

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