Source: The Ithaca Journal

Despite a proliferation of plummeting line charts and frightening forecasts for the U.S. economy in general, farmers were fed some morsels of hope yesterday during an agribusiness conference at Cornell University. A dismal economy means more of us are fixing meals at home and brown-bagging our lunches, which could be good news for grocers. Chicken consumption is increasing as we economize, and we are still willing to splurge on cheese and yogurt.

Wine consumption also continues to rise, despite of