Get ready for higher food prices - Omaha.com This link is to an article about the rising food prices we’re all seeing. Corn is what they talk about and it’s effect on costs in the food chain and the timeline in effect of each stage of food to market. This is something to think about as you plan for future food purchases and storage. We’ve all seen what’s happening in Egypt and various articles mention that the last straw was rising food prices, think of the French revolution and the price of bread. (“Let them eat Cake!”) Right now the administration wants more flex fuels/ethanol but currently forty per cent of corn production goes to ethanol. (The article says twenty five per cent but other sources place it at forty per cent.) Any increase in ethanol use mandated by the government will increase the shortage of grain for food leading to more increases in food prices. In reading about Katrina I saw a quote that any city is only nine meals from anarchy and looking around the world I believe they’re right.