TITLE

Producers feeling fuel price pinch

AUTHOR(S)
Langcuster, Jim
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;11/17/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
15110096

 

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