Not So Costly Corn

Not So Costly Corn
By: Wes Wallace
On Friday, Heartland News ran a report about how the price of milk and other grocery items will increase because of the rising price of corn.  Several area grocers and national experts all agreed we'd see ripple effects on other aisles of the supermarket.
The President of the Missouri Corn Growers Association disagrees, "That's simply not true, " says Mike Geske.
"The price of food generally goes up because of transportation costs, labor, advertising.  All those far outweigh the price of any farm commodity,"  explains Geske.
He also adds the US has the cheapest supply of food in the world, and that we have the ability to produce whatever it takes to fuel the ethanol plants as well as meet demands for other corn needs.