Cook Wes Johnson hloov cov qe rau hauv ib lub thawv hauv chav ua noj ntawm Breakfast Barn & Lunch House nyob rau sab qaum teb sab hnub tuaj Cedar Rapids, Iowa, thaum Lub Ib Hlis 10, 2023. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Sijhawm Nyeem Ntawv: 5 feeb

Zaj dab neeg no yog ib yam khoom ntawm tus Mississippi River Basin Ag & Lub Rooj Dej, ib qho kev tshaj tawm xov xwm ywj pheej raws li hauv University of Missouri Lub Tsev Kawm Ntawv ntawm Kev Sau Xov Xwm hauv kev koom tes nrog Kev Qhia Txog Asmeskas thiab tau txais nyiaj los ntawm Walton Family Foundation. Wisconsin Saib yog ib tug tswv cuab ntawm lub network. Sau npe rau peb tsab ntawv xov xwm kom tau txais peb cov xov xwm ncaj qha rau koj lub inbox.

Lub qhov rooj ntawm Breakfast Barn & Lunch House, lub tsev noj mov uas muaj tsev neeg uas tau pib xyoo tas los nyob rau sab qaum teb sab hnub tuaj Cedar Rapids, Iowa qhib thaum 6:30 sawv ntxov rau cov neeg sawv ntxov ntxov hauv kev tshawb nrhiav thaum sawv ntxov tom.

Tsis ntev los no, lub tsev lag luam yuav tsum tau ua qee qhov tweaks: Cov neeg ua haujlwm teev tau raug txo. Kev txo tub rog tam sim no tau tuav ib ntus. Cov ntaub napkins yuav sai sai hloov mus rau pheej yig dua daim ntawv napkins. Condiments feem ntau muab pub dawb tam sim no tuaj ntawm tus nqi me me.

Lub ntsiab culprit? Skyrocketing qe nqi, ua ke nrog kev nce nqi thiab nce nqi ntawm cov khoom. 

“Nws cuam tshuam rau peb ntau heev. Ib qho nyiaj me me uas peb muaj ntawm cov nyiaj tau los, tus nqi qe tau ua rau nws raug mob, "tus thawj coj dav dav Gretchen Edson hais. "Tam sim no, peb tsuas yog sim nrhiav lwm qhov chaw kom txo peb cov nqi kom peb tuaj yeem ua rau poob los ntawm kev nce nqi ntawm cov qe."

Qe cov nqi hloov pauv thoob plaws xyoo 2022. Tab sis lawv tau mus txog qhov siab tshaj plaws nyob rau thaum xaus lub Kaum Ob Hlis, thaum cov nqi muag khoom tau tshaj $ 5.30 ib lub qe loj hauv Midwest thiab mus txog $ 7.50 hauv California, raws li US Department of Agriculture. Cov nqi muag khoom tau cuam tshuam zoo sib xws, tab sis ntawm tus nqi siab dua.

Qe kib hauv lub lauj kaub hauv chav ua noj ntawm Breakfast Barn & Lunch House, 3980 Center Point Rd. NE, nyob rau sab qaum teb sab hnub tuaj Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hnub Tuesday, Lub Ib Hlis 10, 2023. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Yuav ua li cas ua rau cov qe qe sau tseg? Cov kws tshaj lij feem ntau tau taw qhia rau xyoo tas los cov ntaub ntawv sib kis ntawm tus kab mob khaub thuas noog tuag, uas tau rhuav tshem ntau dua 52 lab tus noog thoob plaws lub tebchaws vim cov pab pawg tau raug tshem tawm kom tsis txhob kis tus kabmob. Uas suav nrog Kev tua ze li ntawm 3 lab tus hens ntawm qhov chaw tso qe hauv Jefferson County, Wisconsin.  

Tsis muaj leej twg raug mob khaub thuas noog ntau dua li Iowa - lub xeev ua qe loj tshaj plaws hauv lub tebchaws. Thiab tam sim no, kev lag luam qe tau mob siab ua kom rov zoo, xa cov kev cuam tshuam rau cov neeg siv khoom noj khoom haus cov ntawv txais nyiaj thiab cov nqi tsev noj mov.

"(Iowa tau) pom qhov cuam tshuam loj tshaj plaws nyob rau hauv cov nqe lus ntawm cov noog, thiab qhov ntawd txhais tau tias muaj kev cuam tshuam loj ntawm cov qe muaj nyob rau hauv lub teb chaws qe lag luam," said Iowa State University tus xibfwb thiab kws tshaj lij kev lag luam ua liaj ua teb Chad Hart.

Tus kab mob khaub thuas noog

Cov kab mob ua npaws muaj kab mob loj heev, uas yog hais txog cov kab mob sib kis tau zoo thiab tuag taus ntawm tus kab mob khaub thuas noog, tau ua rau Tebchaws Meskas lub caij nplooj ntoo hlav dhau los thaum cov noog qus tsiv mus rau sab qaum teb thiab kis tus kab mob. 

Cov kab mob ces muaj boomerang thaum lub caij nplooj zeeg tsiv teb tsaws rov qab mus rau sab qab teb.

Kev txiav txim tshiab tshiab zaum ntawm qhov dhau los thaum ua noj Wes Johnson kuaj cov zaub kom pib qhov kev txiav txim tom ntej hauv chav ua noj ntawm Breakfast Barn & Lunch House, 3980 Center Point Rd. NE, nyob rau sab qaum teb sab hnub tuaj Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hnub Tuesday, Lub Ib Hlis 10, 2023. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Hart tau hais tias, "Peb tau sim ua kom rov tsim kho peb cov tsiaj los ntawm lub caij nplooj ntoo hlav tshwm sim, yog li muaj ob qho kev tsis txaus ntseeg," Hart tau hais, sau tseg tias nws tuaj yeem siv sijhawm li ob mus rau peb lub hlis rau cov chaw kom rov zoo los ntawm kev sib kis.

Thaum cov noog ua lag luam zoo li qaib thiab qaib cov txwv cog qoob loo, lawv yuav luag tas li tuag. Yog tias kuaj pom tus kab mob no, tag nrho cov pab pawg tuaj yeem raug tua kom tsis txhob kis mus ntxiv. Tib neeg kis tau tsawg heev thiab feem ntau tshwm sim los ntawm kev sib cuag ncaj qha nrog cov noog uas raug mob. Muaj tsawg los tsis muaj feem kis kab mob los ntawm kev noj cov qe thiab cov nqaij qaib siav.

Kwv yees li 16 lab tus noog tau raug tua nyob rau hauv Iowa xyoo tas los ntawm lub xeev kev lag luam thiab vaj tsev qaib thiab qaib ntxhw. Ob ntawm cov pab tsiaj ntawd muaj ntau dua 5 lab qe-tso qaib txhua. Thiab ntawm 30 tus kab mob paub, xya tshwm sim nyob rau lub Kaum Ob Hlis ib leeg.

Kev sib tw zaum kawg ntawm tus kab mob khaub thuas tuag nyob hauv Tebchaws Meskas tau tshwm sim xyoo 2015, ua rau Iowa kev lag luam raug nqi $ 1.2 nphom nrog ntau dua 8,400 txoj haujlwm poob, raws li Iowa Farm Bureau Federation qhia. 

Nws ua rau cov neeg tuag ntau dua 30 lab tus qaib hauv lub xeev - ze li ob npaug ntawm qhov kev puas tsuaj pom xyoo tas los.

Tab sis thoob tebchaws, 7.4 lab qaib ntxhw thiab 43 lab qaib tau raug tua thaum xyoo 2015 muaj kev sib kis, poob qis ntawm cov ntaub ntawv poob uas tau pom xyoo dhau los.

Hart tau hais tias "Lub caij nplooj ntoo hlav tshwm sim zoo ib yam li qhov peb pom rov qab rau xyoo 2015, uas yuav yog qhov tshwm sim loj kawg ntawm no," Hart tau hais. "Tam sim no, koj pov rau cov teeb meem ntxiv no thaum lub caij nplooj zeeg, thiab qhov no dhau los ua qhov tshwm sim loj tshaj plaws uas peb tau pom."

Qe nqi spiked, tab sis pib txo

Tom qab kuaj pom tus kab mob khaub thuas noog, cov pab tsiaj raug tshem tawm tam sim ntawd - thiab rau txhua qhov cuam tshuam rau cov qe qe, uas txhais tau hais tias lawv cov qe tau ploj mus, ib yam nkaus.

Yog li ntawd, qe nqi coj tus ntaus. Lawv cov ntaub ntawv-tawg 2022 siab yog nyuam qhuav pib poob.

Hart tau hais tias "Peb yuav pom, cia siab tias, qhov siab tshaj tam sim no," Hart hais. "Vam tias peb yuav pib coj cov nqi no rov qab los thaum peb pib coj cov noog ntau dua rov qab online, txhais tau tias ntau thiab ntau lub qe nkag mus rau hauv lub lag luam kwj."

Cov neeg siv khoom xav tau pib poob qis los ntawm hnub so highs, tab sis qe tseem yog ib qho kev xaiv mus rau qhov nrov, tshwj xeeb tshaj yog rau cov neeg nrhiav noj qab nyob zoo hauv lub xyoo tshiab, raws li qhov tseeb USDA Eggs Markets txheej txheem cej luam.

Hart tau hais tias "Qe tshwm sim yog ib qho ntawm cov khoom lag luam tseem ceeb uas txhua tus tseem yuav yuav luag tsis hais tus nqi mus rau qhov twg," Hart hais tias, "vim tias nws yog ib qho tseem ceeb rau ntau yam khoom noj uas peb xav tsim hauv tsev."

Kev lag luam qaib ntxhw tseem tab tom ntsib teeb meem zoo sib xws, txawm tias tsawg dua, nws hais. Tus nqi rau nqaij qaib, txawm li cas los xij, tau nyob ruaj khov.

Kev lag luam zaub mov raug mob hnyav

Cov nqi ntawm ntau cov khoom xyaw tseem ceeb ntawm Lub Tsev Noj Mov, lub tsev noj mov hauv Solon, tau nce 20% tsis ntev los no. Tab sis raws li cov nqi qe tau nce siab tshaj li keeb kwm kev lees paub, lub tsev noj mov tshwj xeeb tau hnov ​​​​qhov kub hnyiab.

Nws tau siv cov qe dawb thiab qe qe sib cais thiab sib xyaw ua ke - ib qho kev daws teeb meem uas tseem pheej yig dua li ib lub thawv qe.

"Nws freaks kuv tawm," hais tias tus tswv Cheryl Maloney txog tus nqi qe siab. "Peb siv qe hauv, koj tuaj yeem xav txog, txhua yam uas peb ua, yog li nws nyuaj heev." 

Cov neeg tuaj saib lub khw muag khoom noj tuaj yeem xaiv hla cov qe kim thaum lawv hla hauv txoj kev. Tab sis cov chaw muab khoom noj uas siv cov khoom lag luam los tsim cov khoom noj tseem ceeb yog qhov cuam tshuam ntau dua los ntawm kev nce nqi. Cov neeg siv khoom yuav pom cov nqi zaub mov siab dua vim li ntawd, Hart tau hais.

"Thaum peb mus rau cov khw noj mov, feem ntau muaj qee lub qe ntawm lub phaj, yog li nws yuav cuam tshuam tus nqi nyob ntawd raws li peb tab tom tos," nws hais.

Maloney tau hais tias nws cov nqi zaub mov tseem tsis tau nce ntxiv, txawm hais tias tam sim no nws xav txog ob zaug txog kev qhia cov khoom tshiab nrog cov qe hauv lawv. 

"Kuv nyuam qhuav hla kuv tus ntiv tes uas (tus nqi) yuav nqis los," nws hais.

Dab tsi yuav tshwm sim txuas mus ntxiv?

Ib qho ntawm qhov tsis paub loj tshaj plaws yuav tuaj rau lub caij nplooj ntoo hlav: Peb puas yuav pom ntau tus kab mob khaub thuas noog thaum cov noog qus tsiv teb tsaws pib dua?

Tsis muaj leej twg paub. Tab sis kev lag luam qe thiab cov neeg siv khoom zoo li yuav hla lawv cov ntiv tes rau tsawg xyoo ntawm kev kis kab mob. Kev txwv tsis pub muaj kev kis kab mob tuaj yeem ua rau cov qe muag muag qis rau "ib txwm" - nyob ib puag ncig $ 0.90 txog $ 1, suav nrog kev nce nqi uas tuaj yeem txuas ntxiv mus - los ntawm thaum ntxov mus rau ib nrab lub caij ntuj sov, Hart tau hais.

"Yog tias koj saib rov qab, piv txwv li, ntawm qhov peb tau dhau los hauv 2015, lub tswv yim yog nws yog txog rau rau rau xya lub hlis txheej txheem (rau kev lag luam rov tsim dua), "nws hais. "Kuv yuav cia siab tias yuav muaj txoj hauv kev zoo sib xws li peb tab tom nrhiav rau pem hauv ntej ntawm no."

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Raws li menyuam yaus, kuv tsis tuaj yeem txiav txim siab ntawm kev ua tus sau lossis ua tus kws tshawb fawb. Nws tsis yog txog thaum lub tsev kawm ntawv qib siab uas kuv paub tias kuv tuaj yeem muab cov kev nyiam no los ntawm kev sau xov xwm science. Tom qab kawm tiav hauv University of Florida, kuv tau tsiv mus rau West Coast rau University of California, Santa Cruz's Science Communication Master's Program. Thiab tam sim no, kuv zoo siab heev uas tau ua haujlwm rau Lub Tsev Haujlwm Saib Xyuas Kev Ruaj Ntseg los ua tus tswvcuab rau Kev Tshaj Tawm rau Asmeskas, qhov kev pabcuam hauv tebchaws uas tso cov neeg sau xov xwm hauv chav xov xwm hauv zos los tshaj tawm txog cov teeb meem tsis txaus ntseeg. Kuv kuj yog ib tug neeg sau xov xwm ntawm Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, kev sib koom tes hauv cheeb tsam ntawm 10 chav xov xwm uas suav nrog kev ua liaj ua teb, dej thiab cov teeb meem cuam tshuam thoob plaws hauv lub phiab.