As I was biking the past few weekends past the fields and cow pastures I had an interesting thought and would like some input from the readers. Tell me if you think this makes sense or if you think I am on crack.
I imagine that the spike in gas prices helps our local farmers in almost all facets, with one exception - purchasing gas for their own equipment. It seems only logical to me that produce, milk, meat and anything else that has to get shipped in from other areas of the country would only cost more to offer to this market, making the local production more valuable. Leave out for now the subsidies and all the other breaks that farmers get - I am just looking at the market for goods. Usually markets respond rather quickly unless there is a rather large quality issue.