Rising entry costs are putting pressure on the Minnesota sugar beet grower
The dramatic rise in input prices further tightens the margins for a sugar beet grower in central western Minnesota.
Raymond’s Nate Hultgren says beets were consistently profitable in the 1990’s.
“And (now) we don’t see such a big margin in the years when you remove it from the park, and it’s mostly because our fixed costs, or the cost of production, have gone up so much compared to what we get. from the harvest. ”
He says Brownfield’s higher costs of fertilizers and herbicides are falling by a narrow margin and he is urging the government not to make things worse.
“It simply came to our notice then. I know there is talk of some CDL restrictions, for example, for truck drivers right now, and the timing couldn’t be worse. We need to make sure we don’t get in the way of business (and) we don’t get in the way of farms when we want to, and we try to plant and harvest these crops because we’re already near the wall when it comes to supply chain issues. “
Hultgren is the president of the American Association of Sugar Beet Growers.
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