The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a report warning that global food prices are likely to rise again in 2018.
The USDA, which manages the nation’s food supply, said that as prices rise, more and more people are going to rely on food from foreign sources, leading to a need for more land and processing.
The report also warned that the cost of producing food in the U.A.E., Europe and Asia is “going to increase dramatically,” and that demand will rise even further.
It said the rise in the price of grain could be offset by increased production of agricultural products like rice, corn, soybeans and wheat.
The report warns that this could mean that a higher grain harvest, for example, could lower the cost for U.s. farmers.
In addition, the report noted that there is a lack of understanding of the agricultural and climate effects of climate change in the United States.
“Agricultural production in the contiguous United States will not be unaffected by the climate and soil conditions that prevail during the growing season, but the production of food in areas that are experiencing extreme drought and heat waves will not improve,” the report said.
Despite these risks, the U