Local Producers Call Attention to High Prices Fueled by Gas

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A truck driver, farmer and grocery store owner joined a member of Congress Tuesday to talk about how high gas prices are impacting more than just fueling your vehicle.

Jim Bauersfeld, owner of Mike's IGA, says it's costing him an extra $6000 just to get groceries to the stores. He says high gas prices coupled with high grain prices are making the cost of groceries skyrocket.

Farmer Don Teske agrees. He says the price of chemicals and fertilizers are also going up, fueling a rise in production costs.

Robert McCune with Frontier Trucking is seeing it, too. He says he's been driving 40 years and has never seen it this bad.

All three joined Congresswoman Nancy Boyda, D-Kansas, Tuesday at Mike's IGA, 2620 NE Sardou. Boyda says the House is trying to make a difference, but partisanship is getting in the way.

Boyda says Congress as a whole needs to stand up to big oil companies and President Bush. She says Congress has tried to pass several bills to fight big oil, but they have been threatened with Presidential vetos.

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