Revelation 6:7,8 NCV When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!"8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill people by war, by starvation, by disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.
Editor's Note: The rider of the black horse carries with him famine and economic collapse, signified by the weighing scales and the exorbitant prices for food.
The National Farmer’s Union of Great Britain says the country’s wheat harvest could be over 30% smaller than last year due to the extreme weather that has battered the country since last fall.
Flooding, severe rain and snow has caused significant damage to crops. A figure released in April showed that the area planted with winter wheat was already ¼ lower than the previous year.
Last year, the harvest fell because of heavy rain and flooding after a prolonged drought. Almost half of the farmers surveyed are confident about their farm’s prospects after 2013.
“Our poll is a snapshot, but it is extremely worrying that planted area remaining viable for 2013 harvest on those farms looks set to be 29% smaller than last year. If this plays out nationally, we will be below average production for the second year in a row,” NFU combinable crops chairman Andrew Watts said to the BBC.
“If the experts are to be believed and extreme weather is to become more frequent over the coming years, we must look at ways of supporting the industry.”