Hearings

How Are High Food Prices Impacting American Families?

May 01 2008 10:00 AM

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) convened a Joint Economic Committee (JEC) hearing to examine skyrocketing food prices and their impact on the pocketbooks of already-struggling middle-class families.  In the wake of across-the-board price increases of groceries throughout the nation, U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Dr. Joseph Glauber offered his assessment of the underlying causes behind the dire food crisis.  A representative from America’s Second Harvest, the largest domestic hunger relief organization, and the President of the National Farmer’s Union, as well as other food industry experts were on the panel.
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