"The US farm belt has been mired in recession. Between 1960 and 2000, the food price index for major commodities dropped almost in half, and as a result, farm income has declined (Halweil 2002).
Source: Carl F. Jordan (2002). "Genetic Engineering, the Farm Crisis, and World Hunger", BioScience, June 2002, Vol. 52 No. 6, pp.523-529.