I am a little frustrated with the attitudes of some people. Especially those that are representing other people.
Do you remember a few years back when farmers were being blamed for the obesity epidemic in the US? They were growing too much food. Now they are being blamed for high gas prices and food prices. Farmers are indeed having a good year. Why should that be a problem? Why should they apologize for making some money, when most years they don't. And I don't want to hear a thing about subsidies. If you get rid of them now, and a major drought hits before this years harvest, they will not be making any money at all.
And to the woman on Fox News this morning. The chickens you buy in the grocery store are not, Let me repeat ARE NOT laying hens. They are caponized roosters. The only hens that are butchered for sale are the ones that are no longer laying. So the price of eggs has nothing to do with the butchering of hens. The price of eggs has to do with the price of grain, grain prices are determined by fuel, and fuel cost are determined by OPEC.
Let's not rant at the farmers for choosing to grow corn for fuel. That was a demand of the people, and government. Farmers saw money, just like any business man. If your jewelry isn't selling as well as your purse, what product will you be making more of? It's not about greed, its about living in a world where money runs everything. Look to yourself before passing the blame onto farmers. The costs of things has a lot to do with the weakened US dollar, high demand overseas, and fuel costs.
Don't blame the farmers for your SUV.