[Sca-cooks] Cost of wheat
talana1 at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 16 13:34:59 PST 2008
> My guess is that the major reason for increased cost of grains is the > increasing use of biofuels, which compete for the same agricultural > inputs.
Last year the midwest was victim of more than three months of relentless rains, first hitting just as the winter wheat crop was ripening. It was reported this morning that last year, for the first time in memory, hay beat out wheat as Oklahoma's number one cash crop.
The biofuel thing is affecting the production and price of corn (maize, that is) more that wheat, though there has been some shift of land use from the latter to the former as a result of the biofuel legislation.
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