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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Food and Commodity Prices

There have been many complaints about high commodity prices driving up food prices in the past few years.  People don't seem to understand that agriculture needs diverse markets in order to have a healthy farm economy.  Using corn for food, feed, and fuel, drives the demand for corn and leads farmers to produce in record amounts.  Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert was featured in the State Journal-Register this weekend as a guest columnist.  The headline features transportation, but Guebert covers the effects of the large corn crop very well. 

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