Virginia Farmer Represents Industry in National Committee Discussion on High Energy Costs

The petroleum-based plastic bags used to package Virginia-grown potatoes cost David Hickman 12 cents each in 2020. That price jumped to 16 cents in 2022. In the face of ongoing energy price hikes, a 4-cent increase per bag seems insignificant. “But if you buy a half million of these, there’s a $20,000 increase just in packaging costs,” ex­plained Hickman, who […]

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