Economy Food price inflation: Are farmers making money? Updated : January 16, 2020 08:37 AM IST The onion was the headline grabber in December with prices zooming the most, 328 percent in December, however, onion farmers are certainly not gaining out of this unprecedented price hike. Pulses and cereals that make up for a large contribution have again being hit by supply disruption. One of the biggest issues that farmers are grappling with in this season is that of insect infestation that is shoring up costs and reducing yields. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.