My father passed this farm down to me.
Back then, farming used to be affordable.
Since the invasion, prices have skyrocketed.
I don't know why.
So many farmers have stopped farming - they can't afford to any more.
Now, the price of fertilizers is high.
And seeds have become five times more expensive.
With all the imported crops here now, farming doesn't even break even.
I've been working here for 22 years.
Before the invasion, most of the produce came from Iraq.
It used to be 100% Iraq. We imported less than 25 of our fruits and vegetables.
We only imported apples bananas and apples. That's it.
There is very little Iraqi produce here. Less than 25% of the produce here is Iraqi.
Farmers tells us that prices don't even cover their costs.