Farmers Paying Triple for Fertilizer: We’re Not the Ones Raising Food Costs

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“I think folks tend to forget—I hear the mainstream media talking a lot about it—the cost of farming went up and you’re going to see that in the grocery store. Well, that points the finger at the farmer, and that’s very frustrating because the farmer, we don’t set the price for our corn, or our beans, or cattle, or hogs, or chickens. We don’t set the price of fertilizer,” Iowa Corn Growers Association President Lance Lillibridge told The Epoch Times.

“We buy at retail; we sell at wholesale. It’s always been that way. Farmers are some of the most frugal people. They’re extremely smart. And we will manage to work through this. But sometimes we don’t. Sometimes people go broke, and it’s not a good thing. But what the consumer has to remember is that farmers are not setting the price. So, when that box of Wheaties or Cornflakes…

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