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The cost of harvest

The cost of harvesting this year’s crop is weighing on the minds of farmers like Jamie Beyer in west-central Minnesota. “Every time that tractor needs fuel, it’s a $2,000 decision. And we have to do a lot of drying of our grain typically in... Read More.

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... Read More.

Midwest farmer doing best to manage fuel cost

A Midwestern farmer is doing his best to manage spiking fuel costs. Northwestern Illinois corn and soybean grower Jon Rosenstiel tells Brownfield with diesel prices more than doubling, a full tank to haul grain is at a premium. “$6 fuel and, maybe, 150 gallons at... Read More.

Rising Oil Cost, High Demand Keep Pump Prices Surging

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The cost of a barrel of oil is nearing $120, nearly double from last August, as increased oil demand outpaces the tight global supply. Meanwhile, domestic gasoline demand rose last week in the wake of a robust Memorial Day weekend of travel.... Read More.