July 23, 2024

WASHINGTON — As fuel prices go, so do the prices for food. U.S. agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said some members of Congress are using the crisis to target federal subsidies for biofuels and ethanol. Vilsack said poor weather and some food export bans by other countries are to blame for higher U.S. food prices. That, and the higher price of fuel, which has increased costs for many wholesaler and retailers, he said. Food sellers had eaten the higher costs but as the economy showed a slight thaw, food prices edged up, he said.
Tuesday, March 8, 2:30 p.m.

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