Farmers in Iceland are worried about the price increases which have been hitting Icelandic consumers lately. Imported supplies and fertilizers which are necessary for haymaking have become more expensive over the years.
Prices for fertilizers have risen by 70 percent, oil prices by 50 percent and plastic by 25 to 30 percent. By calculation from the Icelandic Farmer union, this could add up to around 30 percent more expensive haymaking. 24 Stundir reports.
“Ceaseless price increases have changed the foundations of farming” Leifur Gunnarson, farmer at Klauf in Eyjafjördur says. “Farmers have to optimize their work and try to find new ways of preserving hay.”