17th March 2022 By Staff Reporter | email@example.com | @foodtickernz
Vegetable prices will continue to surge ahead if the government does not help growers find ways to lower costs, according to Horticulture New Zealand.
President Barry O’Neil said input costs have soared in the past 12 months, led by fuel prices.
He said reducing the petrol excise tax by 25 cents for three months was a positive step, however, it does not change the significant jump in diesel for use on farms, orchards and market gardens.
O’Neil said diesel had jumped from $1.67 a litre to $2.41 a litre between December and March.
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