Farmers not Getting Rich off Higher Food Prices

While the current U.S. Department of Agriculture food-price forecast for 2012 is below some recent food-inflation rates, such as the spikes in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011, shoppers can expect to pay a little more at the grocery store this year. Some consumers might wonder where those extra food dollars go. So how should farmers respond? Here are some helpful facts: