Ethanol Gets Partial Blame for Rise in Food Prices

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Capitol Hill (AP) Farmers are saying “don't blame us for the high price of food.”

Iowa senator Charles Grassley is one of two farmers in the senate. Ethanol production is getting the brunt of the blame for the hike in food costs, but Grassley says there are plenty of reasons for the spike, including high gas prices and drought.

The Iowa senator says farmers see little of what consumers pay, getting only about a nickel per box for corn flakes.

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