Definitions

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  • noun informal An increase in the price of food crops due to increased demand and diversification into the production of biomass

Etymologies

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Blend of agricultural and inflation; compare stagflation.

Examples

  • Investors who chased archer Daniels Midland shares higher late last year and into this spring were excited about "agflation" -- but instead, they met with agony.

    CattleNetwork

  • Yet further volatility, and " agflation, " could be in store.

    Crop Report Likely to Yield Few Surprises

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    Marian's Blog:

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  • I'm not sure if Reuters coined the term "agflation" but they use it in this article on the soaring costs around the globe for people to feed their families and communities.

    Int'l dispatches

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    Postcards from the Over-developed world

  • I'm not sure if Reuters coined the term "agflation" but they use it in this article on the soaring costs around the globe for people to feed their families and communities.

    Wretched of the Earth?

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    Oil

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    Richfolk poorfolk

  • I'm not sure if Reuters coined the term "agflation" but they use it in this article on the soaring costs around the globe for people to feed their families and communities.

    Food: from fuel to riots as Reuters covers agflation

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  • n. Inflation driven predominantly by rising prices for agricultural products. Also: ag-flation, agri-flation.

    Used in an article ... —David Berman, "How food firms can benefit...pass it on," National Post, May 2, 2007

    June 15, 2009