Growers struggle with labor, costs

07/16/2012 03:12:00 PM
Melissa Shipman

Torrey also reported concerns with rising transportation costs, including a possible toll increase for tractor-trailers on Interstate 90.

“That’s the only safe way to get to the eastern part of the country, and a 46% increase that you didn’t plan on is a major jump,” she said.

Hearings are planned around the state for the middle of July, Torrey said, and the company is working to inform elected officials about the effect the increase would have on businesses and on rural towns that could see increased truck traffic if freight gets directed around the higher-toll road.

“That’s really an issue with the safety in these small, rural towns,” she said.


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