Missouri Rural Crisis Center blames corporate greed for high-cost farmers and consumers pay and say [we need] government action to prevent mergers and monopolies of large companies.
“In the early ‘80’s, there was a major farm crisis,” Tim Gibbons said. “There was a major economic crisis going on and I think we’re seeing similar things in rural communities right now.”
“Farmers pay retail and sell wholesale,” he said. “They’re paying retail prices for all the inputs that go into farming and they’re not seeing much if any increase in the prices that they’re paid.”