Farmers in the states have been overpaid for the past several years. Ever since the government started subsidizing ethanol. That's why everything is going into corn which in turn hurts the beekeepers. Our food prices have also soared since this started. I don't blame the farmers. I'm sure most beekeepers wouldn't complain if the government subsidized the turning of honey into fuel and it went from $2.00/LB to $6.00/LB either. Beekeepers would get rich but it wouldn't be good for anyone else.
Umm, not everything is going into corn. Have you looked at the corn futures today? It looks like they are about 2$ higher than what would be considered a poor price.