Gas Prices Affecting More than Just Consumers at the Pump

In many cities across America, gas prices are reaching an all time high, and they're expected to inch up even more in the next few days.
Consumers aren't happy about paying the extra price, but they aren't the only ones suffering.
It's affecting the economy in other ways you might not even consider.

For example, producers at the most basic levels are also suffering. Farmers say the fuel prices affect them all the way around, from tractor fuel to fertilizer, produced in part by petroleum.

Some farmers report things are getting a little tighter, but since the job has to be done and their crops have to be planted-- they're going to have to pay the higher cost no matter what.

Those higher prices the farmers pay will eventually trickle down to the consumers-- as the rising cost of fuel affects the cost of what you'll buy in the grocery store. And for now, there's no end in sight to those high prices. In days to come, they're expected to soar even higher.

If you'd like to keep an eye on Kentucky gas prices, just log on to www.kentuckygasprices.com


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