One of the farmers that sells meat at a local farmers market had this to say regarding escalating feed prices: By the way, thank your Congressman, Senator and the President for the increase in pork prices this year. Since 2006, feed prices have doubled because of the demand for corn in the production of ethanol. The production of ethanol is subsidized. As a consumer, you get to pay for the ethanol subsidy twice: in increased food prices and by direct subsidy to ethanol producers. Interestingly, the price of ethanol is collapsing because there is no way to deliver it to the consumer.