Family-owned farms in the 4-States are feeling the effects of rising prices

Family-owned farms in the 4-States are feeling the effects of rising prices
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NEOSHO, Mo – Local family farms say they are feeling the effects of higher fuel prices.

According to AAA, the national average for diesel fuel is up two dollars and thirty cents from last year.

Furthermore, the Farmers Bureau says that cattle feed is up 22 percent from last year as well.

Robin Mauller, Owner of Mauller Family Farm stated “everything been higher, diesel and gasoline especially. We take a lot of that stuff here for the tractors and the mower, we have a great big mower and the feed is more for our chickens and our turkeys.”

Average gas prices per gallon, unleaded regular:
National: $4.62
Joplin metro: $4.03
Crawford Co, KS: $4.14
Ottawa Co, OK: $4.13
Benton Co, AR: $4.08

Average diesel prices per gallon:
National: $5.52
MO: $5.10
KS: $5.07
OK: $5.05
AR: $5.17

Check out KOAM at 6:00 p.m. to hear more from local farmers.