Yukon farmers and growers say steep increases in their overheads are making it harder to provide customers with affordable local food.
They say the cost of necessities like fuel, compost and fertilizer has been pushed up by inflation and, in part, the war in Ukraine.
In the Ibex Valley near Whitehorse, Sunnyside Farm co-owner Krista Roske said her interest rates have gone up 91 per cent in two years, and her insurance by 18 per cent.
“And that’s based on, you know, not thousands but tens of thousands [of dollars] when you’re looking at farm insurance. So that is a significant increase,” she said.
Sunnyside Farm produces milk, cream and butter stocked in a
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