“Teetering On The Edge” — Diesel Prices Leading To Food Shortages?

“Teetering On The Edge” — Diesel Prices Leading To Food Shortages?


A Farm Bureau official just described the food situation in America as “teetering on the edge”: “We have reached that point to where it is very close to being a sinking ship . . . We are teetering on the edge right now.” The cause? High diesel prices are making it so farmers can’t afford to run their tractors during planting time.

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The New York Post noted: “Farmers disproportionately rely on diesel to fuel their tractors and other heavy machinery used to plant and harvest crops, burning up to thousands of gallons a month, depending on the size of their operation. Feeling the

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