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Energy: Another input cost plaguing farmers

A central Illinois farmer says energy has joined fertilizer on the list of expensive inputs with questionable availability.

Len Corzine tells Brownfield their farm’s electric bill has more than doubled.

“We have natural gas for our dryer and the delivery charge for that has gone up by a factor of seven just beginning this past month.”

He says while cooler temperatures have been great for corn yield, it has slowed down the natural drying of corn.

Energy: Another input cost plaguing farmers