The National Corn Growers Association says a recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce could create additional fertilizer shortages and price hikes.
Angus Kelly, director of trade and public policy, says it could limit imports of urea ammonium nitrate. “We’ve got to keep those channels of trade open with our trading partners. Morocco, Trinidad and Tobago are strategic allies. We feel strongly about keeping that market open.”
According to the ruling, UAN was unfairly subsidized and sold at less than normal value and Kelly says additional tariffs could exacerbate the problem.