Mary Norkol is a Gary Marx Journalism Fund fellow.

As Americans pay more for gas, housing and groceries during inflation, prices for agricultural products have jumped in a year’s time as well.

The prices for wheat, coarse grains, rice and milk have all risen since this time last year, according to the season-average farm prices tracked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

[Read more: GRAPHIC: Beef and pork producers are earning less while meat consumers are paying more than a year ago]

Inflation has soared to decades-high levels recently. In response, the Federal Reserve raised rates following historic lows put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As American consumers feel the effects of inflation, so do farmers.

Top image: Grain stored outside after harvest near Champaign, Illinois, on Nov. 6, 2015. photo by Darrell Hoemann, Investigate Midwest

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