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Record Wholesale Turkey Prices May Just Be the Beginning

Wholesale turkey prices are currently hovering around $1.09 per pound, the highest they've ever reached. Several factors are behind the record, but perhaps the biggest one comes from Washington, in the form of Federal Reserve monetary policy.

The Growing Threat of Food Insecurity in America

The Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as defines as "lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs at all times due to lack of financial resources." Record food stamp enrollment over the last two years suggests that food insecurity has only gotten worse.

Spud Wars: Potato Farmers Prepare to Battle New Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering new dietary guidelines for school lunches, and the ubiquitous potato may be on the chopping block. The potato industry, though, is getting ready to defend its bottom line.