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Iowa farmer discusses high input costs

East-central Iowa farmer Dave Walton says input prices are adding up fast.

He tells Brownfield fertilizer prices have hit the ag sector hard along with some availability concerns. “Talking to the neighbors and friends that’s kind of the same thing I’m hearing from them too is they maybe didn’t get their first choice of chemicals, but they got everything covered,” Walton said.

Walton says fuel prices have been his most recent struggle. “Diesel fuel is killing us right now,” he said. “I had another load of fuel dropped in the tank this morning and that has doubled from last year.”

The national average price of diesel is $5.57 per gallon, according to AAA.

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