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Published: Thursday, June 19 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

So why are food prices rising so much?

The farmers got their subsidy handouts passed.

What, have they learned from the oil barons that you can make a lot more money if you just raise prices and come up with lame excuses?

I wish our government would look into this. We shouldn't be gouged because a handful of richies want to enrich themselves further. I want my country back. There's just so much greed out there.

Salt Lake City, UT

So now we have an economic reason, in addition to health, spiritual, and environmental reasons, to use meat "sparingly . . . only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine."

Murray, UT

@The Real Maverick

The reason Repubs have ramped up the "welfare queen" rhetoric in the past few years is to divert attention away from their own interests in government welfare, including farming and military welfare. Meanwhile the ones buying the rhetoric, most DN readers, are feeling the punishment of inconsistent food prices and low productivity government. We are a peculiar people indeed.

Provo, UT

@ Real Maverick

I agree, where is the government? Aren't they supposed to be looking out for us regular folks? Not all of us are Mitt Romney and can build mansions and garage elevators. Groceries for most of us are major expenses!

Where's the media? You have no reported that prices are rising. Now find out why. Keep digging until you get to the bottom of it.

Huntsville, UT

Produce is better for you.

Orem, UT

Does anyone here know why the prices are going up? I haven't heard any excuses.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

"Beef keeps me stable in these times of poverty, and I will pay for beef and cut down on produce."

Linda English


So much living and keeping the "Word of Wisdom".

Why a cup of tea keeps you out of the Temple,
while being morbidly obese, drinking diet coke, and eating large amounts of meat,

from a religous perspective -
is something I still can not make amends with...

I live it, but still struggle with it.

The OC, CA

"...beef keeps me stable...". I keep trying to process the meaning of the statement. Can somebody explain?

American Fork, UT

'beef keeps me stable' is a bizarre statement.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

A lot of the reason beef, lamb, and pork prices are higher is that producers are diverting corn crops to make ethanol. But its' not the ONLY reason. Another reason is shipping costs, i.e. - when the costs of fuel go up, delivery costs go up.

BTW - I am completely and totally AGAINST any subsidies to either agricultural or agri-chem companies. Problem is- BOTH political parties take huge "donations" (bribes)from the mega-large agri-chem companies.
I don't see that ending anytime soon.

BTW - interestingly, lamb prices haven't rise as large of a percentage as either beef or pork, could that be that lamb use less "feedlot" type conditions, and are therefore less subject to commercial feed variances?

Sandy, UT

Climate issues aside maybe we can bypass the higher food prices by sending a check directly to the corporate agribusinesses. At least it would comfort you.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Food prices are rising because Obama won't re-invade Iraq.
Isn't that the next article we can expect?
Also, how does this apply to the article a few weeks about about population?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Excellent point Ernest.

Remember how a few weeks ago the dnews wrote how overpopulation isn't a threat?

If we cannot even feed our own right now, how will we do so in the future?

Thornbury, Vic

Follow the Word of Wisdom that is less Meat and more produce. So many benefits for us all better health less cancer, more food available to feed everyone, less pollution. Heavenly Father gave us the map the pity is we turned it up side down

Bountiful, UT

Who are you going to believe? Published government figures on inflation, or your lying eyes when you go to the store and look at the prices?

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