Producers feeling fuel price pinch

Langcuster, Jim
November 2004
Southeast Farm Press;11/17/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p21
Trade Publication
The article reports that fortune has dealt Alabama farmers another bad card this year. If Hurricane Ivan wasn't bad enough, producers now have to contend with skyrocketing fuel prices, all the more frustrating for farmers, because much like weather, it is a factor entirely beyond their control. As one expert observes, the two factors, bad weather coupled with the price spikes, have left "farmers stuck in the middle." The news gets even worse for large-scale cotton producers who are paying as much as $1,000 a day for fuel to operate three large pickers and other equipment during harvesting.


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