CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An United Nations Agriculture Report says food prices are expected to skyrocket by as much as 40% in the next decade.
The report cites global economic conditions, rising hunger, and a lack of agricultural production as part of the problem. The increasing demand for ethanol and other biofuels is also a factor.
Local farmers say the government needs to offer more incentives to help keep the farming industry stay strong in the U.S.
“You see my gray hair. You don’t see a lot of young people getting into it, and this is why stuff is getting so high,” said W.T. Robinson, a farmer from Monroe, NC. “The less people farm, the higher the stuff is going to get, and you’re not going to get a good commodity.”
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