by Turd Ferguson, Jr.
Just got back from the hardware store to buy some supplies for my garden.
10-10-10 fertilizer, 40 lb bag, was $22. It was $13 last year.
Vegetable seedlings – $4.78 each. They were $3.78 last year.
The only thing that didn’t go up was lime. Still $4.98 a bag. I guess they couldn’t gin up a bullshit connection to Ukraine or Covid.
I’m not a professional farmer but my family comes from a farming background so I know a thing or two. Food prices are going way up in the next 6 to 9 months across the board. It doesn’t matter what happens with Ukraine. The crops have to be planted soon with fertilizer that costs 80% more than it did a year ago. The seedling price won’t be an issue for them but fuel prices will.
I estimate a 25%-50% increase minimum.