Price Spikes

Published on: 08:16AM May 09, 2011

Dear Al and John,

   I am a country boy now living in the city and retired. I still look for good farm news. Along with the sticker shock of every day stuff, we tend to forget how much farm expenses have gone up.  The fertilizer prices you told us about now are 10 times what it was back 30 years ago, but the prices received sure have not increased in relation to prices of operating cost.  The city people sure would be raising cane if corn was $20 a bushel and beans $80.  Thank you for keeping guys like me up to date.

Dale Newhouse
Hernando, Florida