Nov 16, 2012 — The Environmental Protection Agency says it won't waive a law that requires much of the nation's corn to be refined into ethanol and blended into gasoline. Meat producers say this will drive up food prices, but the EPA says the "ethanol mandate" isn't at fault.
Sep 6, 2012 — As climate change brings more drought and flooding, food prices are expected to keep spiking. Such spikes affect the poor the most, but especially the poor in Africa and the Middle East, says a new Oxfam report.
Aug 13, 2012 — President Obama announced today that the federal government will try to help farmers hit hard by feed prices that have been driven up due to the drought. The plan to buy pork, chicken, lamb and catfish products will raise prices.