I'm going to be out and about for a little while today, so I won't have time for the regular hijinks. So until I return, I'll just leave you with this little nugget of information, which suggests that the food riots that we saw earlier this year are going to look like child's play very soon:
This year's crop is way behind schedule, and not looking good compared to recent seasons, according to data released by the USDA.
The spring wheat schedule is way behind schedule, with only 22% of the crop being planted. That's behind the five year average of 61%, according to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.
Weather conditions across the U.S., including flooding in the south, are the likely drivers behind this year's weak crop. And well commodity prices fell sharply last week, more weak crop data is likely to push up prices.