Farm inputs head north; vegetable returns remain stagnant

Ashley Walmsley
Updated July 4 2022 - 11:27pm, first published March 6 2022 - 5:00pm
COSTLY: The price of vegetables and potatoes has not risen as much as other commodities despite farm inputs continuing to go up, putting pressure on vegetable growers. Picture: Shutterstock.
COSTLY: The price of vegetables and potatoes has not risen as much as other commodities despite farm inputs continuing to go up, putting pressure on vegetable growers. Picture: Shutterstock.

THE COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted an increased focus on, and consumption of, fresh produce but vegetable growers haven't exactly ridden a wave a profit.

Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

Ashley Walmsley is the editor of ACM's only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. He also writes the weekly, The Ringer, column in the Qld Country Life.

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