Food For Thought
Understanding Rising Food & Fuel Prices
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:
- AFBF Backgrounder on Food Prices
- AFBF Ethanol and Food Impact Study
- AFBF Facts on Food Prices and Biofuels
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.
- Ethanol Benefits the Environment
- Ethanol Saves Consumers $50 Billion
- Farm Expenses Up
- Food Dollar Not Going To Farmers
- Food VS Fuel 10-year Inflationary Comparison
- Fuel Transportation and Energy
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.