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The Michigan Farm Bureau has issued several news releases and commentaries on matters related to food costs and the "food versus fuel" debate. Here is a collection of recent news releases and commentaries:

The American Farm Bureau Federation has issued several news releases and commentaries on matters related to food costs and the "food versus fuel" debate. Here is a collection of recent news releases and commentaries:

The American Farm Bureau Federation's Newsline service has issued several audio interviews on topics related to rising food costs. Here are samples of recent interviews:

Expert Studies

Food For Thought

Understanding Rising Food & Fuel Prices

Food Prices

Backgrounders

Why are food prices rising, and what's the farmer's piece of the pie? The following Michigan Farm Bureau resource guide provides answers to these questions and many other areas of interest. It's a must-read for reporters!

The American Farm Bureau Federation has also developed resource materials to explain the many issues impacting today's global food prices and supplies and "food vs. fuel" debate:

Graphics

Food vs Fuel 10-year Inflationary Comparison

You'll find Farm Bureau-produced graphics here that help illustrate the story and give numbers new meaning. These graphics have been produced for mass dissemination and are available for reprint at no cost. For questions, contact Erica Venton.

Contact Information

If you are a reporter seeking more information or assistance arranging an interview, please contact Jill Corrin, Media Support Services Manager

If you are a Farm Bureau member with a commodity question related to grains or biofuels, contact Bob Boehm, Commodity and Marketing Department Manager

If you are a Farm Bureau member with a commodity question related to meat or dairy products, contact Ernie Birchmeier, Livestock and Dairy Specialist

If you are a Farm Bureau member with a commodity question related to fruits and vegetables, contact Ken Nye, Horticultural and Forestry Specialist

If you have a general question or comment about food trends, submit it here.

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