Thursday, June 12, 2008

Farmers Markets Hit by High Fuel Prices

farmers markets fuel costsSoaring energy prices, fuel and fertilizer costs are hurting farmers across the country. These higher costs are rising the cost of production for grain farmers and livestock producers. And these higher costs often get passed along to consumers in higher food prices.

But higher energy costs are also hitting farmers who produce food products for local farmers markets.

In this audio report form the USDA, the facts about how higher costs are pinching the farmers who bring fresh food to local community markets is explained.

To find a local farmers market in your state, visit this site to search.

Source: USDA

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