Road construction and other needed improvements to infrastructure are also feeling the pinch from rising prices. Soy Transportation Coalition executive director Mike Steenhoek says the average cost of materials for projects has gone up 21 percent year-over-year.
Steekhoek says several local governments still need to replace or repair bridges critical to farmers. The coalition unveiled a list last year of 20 innovations that can significantly reduce project costs.
Soy Transportation Coalition executive director Mike Steenhoek says the group is offering grants up to ten thousand dollars for local governments in Missouri and eight other soybean-producing states to plan an infrastructure project using one of the innovations suggested by the coalition.