As food prices rise, the tendency is to blame the farmer and his corn price. But did you know that even when corn prices are at $7.50 a bushel, there is only 60 cents of corn in that pound of hamburger you just bought for supper? It takes around 4.67 pounds of corn to produce 1 pound of beef. Using those numbers, there is only 15 cents worth of corn used in producing a quarter pound hamburger. For a pound of pork it equates out to 48 cents per pound. Even that six pack of pop only has 17 cents worth of corn, in the whole six pack!!
The Carroll County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee again, with a grant from the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, will be selling hamburgers for 15 cents, that is right only 15 cents which is the value of corn in that hamburger. If corn prices rise 10%, a pound of beef would only increase 6 cents.
Stop by the Carroll County Farm Bureau office on Friday, May 24 from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. and celebrate National Hamburger Day a couple days early with a 15 cent burger, that’s right the value of corn in that burger. Consumers can up-grade to a meal for only 85 cents more and get the burger, chips, and a drink!
There will be a limit of 2 burgers per adult and 1 per child. You must be present to purchase.