Speaking to farmers in Illinois this week, Biden claimed his administration has been working to drive down costs to farmers and prices to consumers. Specifically, he pointed to his emergency waiver to allow E15 gasoline to be sold across the country this summer. But that's not enough, according to a North Carolina farmer.
"What is President Biden going to do to help us? I don't see anything in the near future that he's doing," Brooks Barnes told Fox News Channel. "I see fuel as the biggest issue right now."
Two months ago, Barnes said, he was paying $17,000 to $18,000 for a tanker load of diesel fuel to use on his farm.
"I ordered a load this week and it was right at $30,000," said Barnes. "That's just for one tanker load of fuel, and I burn a tanker load of fuel every two to three weeks."
While in Illinois, Biden again blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for price problems. Still, he said he wanted to reduce agriculture risk, due in part to some farmers making a risky decision to try to produce more by double cropping.
"My administration is looking at how to extend crop insurance coverage to give financial security to farmers … who practice double cropping," said Biden.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is also in talks with U.S. allies to discuss global food supply issues.