Wheat prices rise to historic highs

Wheat prices rise to historic highs

There are 46 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Mar 30, 2008, titled Wheat prices rise to historic highs. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Four months ago, a cookie at the Bakers Shoppe in Leslie cost about 55 cents. Now it's 65 cents.

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“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#42 Apr 1, 2008
Ms Angie wrote:
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I wasn't trying to be a jerk, and I hope you didn't take it that way. I grew up on a farm, I'm surrounded by farming, it's what I do, what I love...and what I love to talk about.:-)
I actually enjoy conversations like this. So I hope you didn't take offense!
I know exactly what you mean and how you feel about the consumers bottom line. I feel the pinch when I go to the grocery store, and every day when I commute to work.
Like I said, the biggest problem I have is with the media. It's almost as though they choose a slant in which they'd like to portray something, and they run with it.
If the truth were to be told farmers aren't making too much more than what they were even 2 or 3 years ago. The big difference is when farmers make money, they like to spend it. I have several different customers who did make money last year, and with it they're buying new stoves, refrigerators, pick-ups, tractors, all kinds of goods. That's one aspect you don't hear much about either.
Like I said, I hope I didn't offend you, I wasn't trying to be a know it all, and I hope I didn't come off that way!
Oh yeah, as for farming, I was on a Farmall C and M by the time I was 14, topping turnips in the muck, laying irrigation pipe, cutting wood in the winter. I loved that lifestyle and the work and I sometimes wish I would have become a farmer. It's difficult to do though if you don't have a family tradition of it and land.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#43 Apr 1, 2008
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh yeah, as for farming, I was on a Farmall C and M by the time I was 14, topping turnips in the muck, laying irrigation pipe, cutting wood in the winter. I loved that lifestyle and the work and I sometimes wish I would have become a farmer. It's difficult to do though if you don't have a family tradition of it and land.
I'm glad we can have an intelligent discussion. Like you said, that's hard to find around here. Sometimes I feel like I'm the one voice screaming "No, it's not that easy, there's so much more to it than a five paragraph news article!"

I guess you could also say I'm extremely passionate about what I do. And spend hours studying and trying to master this stuff so I can help my customers, who are just as shell shocked as the rest of us, make what money they can by selling their crops.

If anyone wants to be angry about the rising costs of food, fuel etc, they need to look no further than your speculators running the prices up and down on a whim.
Batch 37 Pain is Good

United States

#44 Apr 1, 2008
Ms Angie wrote:
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I'm glad we can have an intelligent discussion. Like you said, that's hard to find around here. Sometimes I feel like I'm the one voice screaming "No, it's not that easy, there's so much more to it than a five paragraph news article!"
I guess you could also say I'm extremely passionate about what I do. And spend hours studying and trying to master this stuff so I can help my customers, who are just as shell shocked as the rest of us, make what money they can by selling their crops.
If anyone wants to be angry about the rising costs of food, fuel etc, they need to look no further than your speculators running the prices up and down on a whim.
Henge Fund firms are causing all this with feelings steering the market.
Wide_Stance

Aurora, CO

#45 Apr 1, 2008
Batch 37 Pain is Good wrote:
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Henge Fund firms are causing all this with feelings steering the market.
capitalism
Batch 37 Pain is Good

United States

#46 Apr 1, 2008
Wide_Stance wrote:
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capitalism
Looks like they are going to use it to go to Socialism with a Nationalist bent.
reality

Brookfield, WI

#47 Apr 1, 2008
Batch 37 Pain is Good wrote:
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Looks like they are going to use it to go to Socialism with a Nationalist bent.
throughout history, socialism rears its head as a groundswell movement when conditions for the regular folks become unbearable. To push back socialistic ideas, adjustments have to be made to the capitalist structure to accomodate the majority again. We are swinging towards the masses on the bottom of the ladder and the few elite at the top.(And those elite may not be individuals as much as corporations with huge power/profits). The more of our hard workers that are out of a job and the bleaker the economy looks, the more you'll hear about socialism/government intervention, etc.

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