Marc Heller of E&E News reports on how high energy costs will impact American farmers.
- Supply chain shocks and a volatile global energy market have sent the price of diesel to over $5 per gallon, which is negatively impacting small farms more than large ones.
- Nationally, farmers spent $7.1 billion on diesel in 2020 to power tractors and other essential farm equipment.
- America’s farmers, who are our first environmentalists, are essential to feeding the country and addressing climate change.
- The administration and Congress can lower fuel costs by reducing regulations for domestic energy production and investing in next generation technologies.
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