It’s a common theme across the agricultural community this year, the cost of doing business continues to increase.  Randy Grant, President of the Snake River Sugarbeet Growers Association, said inflation has impacted growers across the area in a variety of ways.


“Our input costs are rising substantially, they looked even be rising more going into 2023.  So, you know farmers are generally an optimistic bunch to begin with, so we're cautiously optimistic that we'll have you know good weather get some moisture and that our prices of commodities will maintain or, you know, come up a little bit to help us out.”


Grant added while 2022 was a challenging year from the financial side, he said Mother Nature was very good to growers, resulting in a crop that was just slightly below the five-year average.


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