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By Dan Carlson
Prairie Ponderings 

Understanding the Shortages?


October 6, 2021

Perhaps you, like me, have gone shopping for a specific product recently, only to learn the store was out of stock with no indication as to when replenishment would take place.

This is becoming commonplace across the U.S. and, while for most of us it’s a minor inconvenience, on a national and global scale it’s potentially catastrophic. My life can go on pretty much as normal without the brand of flavored bottled tea I enjoy. For a factory making a product that depends on a certain raw material, however, inability to get that material shuts down production.

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