Gas prices in some areas are getting close to breaching the $2/L mark, and it's become a pain point for some consumers.

The increase couldn't have come at a worse time for farmers, as in the middle of seeding season there'll be plenty of fuel needed for tractors as they're putting crops in the ground.

Every day that they go without putting those in the fields means losing out on days for it to grow, which is crucial in a year that is so dependent on farmers making their money back in the fall.

Farmer Kory Pick farms in the Macoun area of southeast Saskatchewan and is in the fields still thanks to rain coming down last week.

He says the increase absolutely impacts production and affects the bottom line for the farm.

"It's a definite concern because it all affects your margins on your profitability, as long as  you can grow a decent crop with these prices there's still a dollar to be made, but it for sure affects your bottom line."

With the near $2 a litre prices, that can come out to $90 a tank for someone driving a normal truck.

For farmers that number will be much higher, as fill-ups are often daily if not multiple times a day, and their gas prices can easily end up in the thousands of dollars just to run the tractors each day.

While some might suggest that farmers need to adapt to using less fuel, Pick says he doesn't see a way that's possible.

"I don't know how you could tighten your belt. The tractor's going to burn so much fuel a day, and you've gotta put the crop in, so it's just a cost where you just have to grin and bear it. You do what you can, but there's not a whole lot of options for getting a crop in the ground that way."

After seeding, farmers will still have to be using fuel as sprayers will be running over the newly-planted fields to protect them from weeds, pests, and disease.