Jonathon It’s not hoarding when you are fully stocked 100% of the time. Being an Eagle Scout I live by the motto “Be Prepared”. I haven’t really seen prices shoot up much here at the grocery stores, but they have creeped up a little bit. Being in the hear of cattle processing country, that probably insulates me somewhat from some of the price swings with beef. I haven’t seen chicken spike much, you can still catch deals around and get legs and thighs for 80 cents or so a pound, and whole birds for a $1 pound. Brisket has been noticeably higher for the most part, think that probably has more with it being its summer, and everyone is BBQ, plus more people getting into smoking meats themselves than any shortages. Pork has remained pretty steady, and I can still find 99 cent pork butts on sale pretty often. I think the shortages come into effect when people who don’t normally stay fully stocked run out and get overstocked because someone in the media is out telling them there are going to be shortages, which then multiplies the problem 10 fold. If you want to look at something other than food, lets look at ammo, is there a shortage? No. The problem is people are hoarding 10’s of thousands for themselves, and are buying up more anytime it hits the shelfs. This is hurting your casual shooter who just wants to go out and shoot a couple of boxes of ammo every now and then, because they aren’t every able to find any ammo because the people buying it up are generally looped into when it is going to be hitting the shelves or are having people hold it back from them (for a little cash under the table). Ammo production is being ramped up, but if people continue to buy it like there won’t ever be anymore the problem will never fix it’s self. Does a guy really need 10K plus rounds of 5.56, .45, or 9MM?