This year, we turned to the wisdom of the cooperative to offer our State of the Seedshed. We reached out to four growers of Snake River Seed Co-op located in Northern and Southern Idaho, and Utah. The wealth of wisdom shared with us for this article will continue to inform upcoming articles. It's a good thing too because things just got even more complicated in the food world.
Costs for wheat, corn, high-fructose corn syrup, and sunflower oil are expected to rise. Fuel costs are also reaching record-breaking highs, averaging at $4.17 per gallon nationally in the past week. Locally grown food is becoming more appealing by the day.