The latest manufactured "shortage" — DEF

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I have been seeing rumblings about this - Sensing Online lays it out in living color:

Get ready for the catastrophic DEF shortage
DEF is the acronym for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Every diesel truck that has been made since 2010 is required to use it. It's a product made of 32.5% urea (made from natural gas) and 37.5% de-ionized water. DEF is kept in a separate tank in the truck and the trucks using it will not start unless the DEF system is working properly. There are regulators inside the engine that mix DEF with the diesel exhaust to reduce diesel emissions. That's the purpose of DEF.

A bit more:

Urea is also an essential ingredient in fertilizer. Yet despite these production numbers, the United States is the world's third-largest importer of urea

Yeah - the Biden administration has screwed us over yet again. The people in DC are running a clusterfuck of epic proportions and they will only listen to those "experts" who have the proper credentials and who promote the same narrative.
Facts not allowed - don't even try.

Much much more at the site - trucking is going to get a lot more expensive.  A lot more.  The keystone of my plans for moving have been the two Connex boxes I purchased.  Fill them up and have them trucked to North Carolina.  I am budgeting about $3-5K for that.  Looks like I might need to budget as much as $20K.

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