Why Your Grocery Bill Is So High

Inflation and supply chain issues continue to drive up prices for Americans and agriculture is a sector that has been particularly hard hit. U.S. farmers growing many of the grocery store staples are being hit with higher costs for fuel, fertilizer, and chemicals. All of these costs are complicating business for farmers across the country while pushing American grocery bills up nearly 10 percent since last year. Danny Hicks manages his family’s Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He joins the Rundown to explain how high prices for fuel, chemicals, and fertilizers are making it difficult for him and fellow farmers to break even operating their business and why a recession poses an existential threat to the survival of smaller farms.

Last Saturday, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, carrying out a racially motivated attack that killed ten people and left three others injured, most of which were Black. Another mass shooting took place in Laguna Woods, California. A Chinese citizen opened fire in that attack targeting Taiwanese people, killing one and wounding five others. These attacks are the most recent forms of racially motivated violence as a rise in hate crime incidents has been recorded so far in 2022. Scott Shepherd was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He joins the Rundown to discuss how his abusive upbringing led him down that path, how he abandoned his hateful and racist ideology, and why he believes hate crimes are still so persistent in the U.S.

Plus, commentary by Democratic strategist and former Biden campaign surrogate Kevin Walling.