August 17, 2005--Posted at 2:30 p.m. CST
CACHE--Farmers from across the Midsouth gathered in Cache,
“It’s going to be tough to make a profit out this year,”
“Dry conditions have been real trying and… with the price of diesel and the irrigation costs, the cost of production has gone really high this year,” Todd Heap with
Farmers fear higher production costs will jeopardize local farms.
“I’m afraid to say that with our cost 35% - 50% increase, that it’s probably going to force a lot of farmers out,” said