MECOSTA COUNTY — Farmers are not just dealing with the effects of a dry spell. Rising gas prices are burning a hole in their pockets.
As of Thursday, June 30, regular gas was hovering between $4.75 and $4.85 in Big Rapids. Diesel is closer to $5.89 and $5.99. Fertilizer also jumped this year. These make up some of a farmer’s input costs, and to reach a bottom line, some have to raise their prices.