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Cost of exporting ag products still rising

The cost of U.S. ag exports is rising without signals of slowing down.

Tony Clayton, owner of the livestock export company Clayton-Agri Marketing, tells Brownfield two years ago it was about half a million dollars to send a plane with livestock to China…

“Now you can get a quote anywhere from $800,000 to $1.2 million,” Clayton said.

He said purchasing space on cargo planes has also sharply increased.

Clayton says longer range shipments to trading partners like China need a refueling and flight crew changing point, which has become more difficult because of the Russian-Ukrainian War.

Cost of exporting ag products still rising