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Drought in Russia: Dry Run for When it Happens Here

One of the world's few true breadbaskets burns during a hot summer.  The world's grain supplier has decided to keep it's harvests - down only 30% from last year's bumper crop - rather than sell abroad.  Imagine similar crop reductions in the U.S.  Or actual crop failure - this is NOT crop failure, just a drop of 1/3 from an unusually high output last year.  Resiliency in the global food system?  Not.

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