March 8th AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Farmers throughout the state are dealing with little soil moisture. On top of that, farmers are also facing a drastic reduction in water deliveries.

The dry winter is forcing farmers to re-think how they manage their crop during the hot summer months coming up. Some farmers say the weather has become such a big problem, that it's caused them to lose some of their newly planted crops.

The pain at the pump is also affecting farmers in the field.

The price of diesel fuel used in many farm activities has increased to nearly four and a half dollars. Those activities can range from field preparation, planting and harvest, to delivery.

The price California farmers pay for farm-use diesel is significantly higher than the national average. Some farmers anticipate consumers will soon be affected once costs are absorbed at the retail level.

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