Rising cost of a bushel of wheat increases bread price.
Not long ago a bushel of wheat grains cost $3.50 United States Dollars. As of today's post, the quote for trading wheat is $12.28 USD per bushel. The expected market trend is that in May of 2008, a bushel of wheat will be approximately $16.00 USD a bushel. This will soon show up more and more in the price of bread you find on your grocer's shelf.
The suggestion would be to buy grains NOW before the cost goes even higher and learn to mill and bake your own wheat products at home. The rising cost of a bushel of wheat is only one concern. Other concerns are paying for the production of bread on TOP of that already high cost.
Wheat grains can store for years if cared for properly; cool, dry and away from sunlight. This is a cost effective way to make sure the cost of this 'staple' of bread itself stays stable for years. Buy bushels now before the cost increases more.