How do you save on food?

Anna Weggel
Analyst
Public Insight Network
Dry stalks of corn, ravaged by drought, stand in a failed corn field on August 24, 2012 near Colby, Kansas. (Photo by John Moore | Getty Images)

Dry stalks of corn, ravaged by drought, stand in a failed corn field on Aug. 24 near Colby, Kan. (Photo by John Moore | Getty Images)

A summer of excessive heat and drought around the world has led food prices toward a late-summer spike and has caused a leading global humanitarian group to warn of higher food costs in years to come.

The 2012 drought is affecting nearly 80 percent of the United States’ agricultural land, and consumers will feel the effects in the coming months — most visibly in the prices of foods that contain corn and other grains.

So we wondered, given all that, how people are changing the way they think about and purchase food.

>> Tell us how you save on the cost of food — or how you might start saving in the coming months. Share your story here.

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Anna Weggel Analyst
Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.