1 bushel of corn = 56 pounds 1 pound of corn = 3 cups 1 bushel of corn = 168 cups of dry cornmeal 1/4 of a cup = 1 tortilla 168 cups of corn = 672 tortillas 1 bushel of corn = $4.00 1 tortilla = $.006 (rounded up) if corn was at $3.00 per bushel 1 tortilla = .0045 (rounded up) If corn was at $2.00 per bushel 1 tortilla = $.003 (rounded up) put another way. at $2.00 corn you can buy 333 tortillas for a BUCK at $3.00 corn you can buy 222 tortillas for a BUCK at $4.00 corn you can buy 166 tortillas for a BUCK Oh, I realize that this isn't taking into account transportation, middle men, etc. But the "starving lower class of Mexico is complaining about tortilla prices" - give me a break. I am not going to take sides, but I live in the midwest. My yard connects to fields in every direction. I am not a farmer, but I will pose one question. WHAT SHOULD THE PRICE OF CORN BE? I can tell you, it aint $2.00, I can tell you it aint $3.00. $4.00 is probably getting close. Drop the subsidies and let the free market rule. If its worth more as food than fuel - then eat it. If its worth more as fuel - then burn it. If it aint worth $4.00 a bushel - grow pot. Basically $4.00 corn is just about getting to the GMROI for a farmer that most companies would consider as "reasonable" if making a product. USA - what a great country - even our poor people are fat.