Re: US Farm Bill
I think you'll find lots more of it is due to all the transporting of the food, not the farm implements.Most farm equipment runs on gas. Gas prices surge, food prices surge.
EU farm subsidies are half the reason America shells out so much on farm subsidies. Which forces the EU to continue them, forcing America to continue them forcing the EU to continue them...I agree that these subventions are subject to abuse, We have the same problems here in Europe. AFAIK more than 50% of the EU budget goes into agricultural subventions and the small farmers are not benefitting from it, as it's far too complicated for Joe Farmer to get them.