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Food price rises on their way

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So the food we feed the pigs, poultry and cows is going to be a lot more expensive! I know food only makes up a small proportion of the RPI but when the basics go up the effect multiplies up through the system.
Of course it doesn't help that farmers like me only grow crops on 69% of our arable land - the rest is in "environmental" schemes for the benefit of the birds (7% is "set-aside" - which is managed for environmental benefits, the rest in actual bunny-hugger schemes.)

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Oh and by the way, the more corn that gets diverted for fuel ethanol, The less and more costly it gets to feed corn to livestock (coarser grade corn) and people (corn sweeteners and starches as well as edible corn).

Happy Enviro-Greenableness!

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