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Early spring, less available fertilizer

A fertilizer market advisor says the early spring has led to some early supply challenges as some farmers are applying sooner than usual. LJosh Linville with Stone X says this spring is, “not without its challenges, but it’s better than what I expected.” Linville tells... Read More.

Legislation could speed up domestic fertilizer production

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate would streamline the permitting process for more domestic phosphate and potash production. Ed Thomas with The Fertilizer Institute says, “We certainly do see a need for permitting reform. This is just a first step.” Thomas... Read More.

Middle East shipping disruptions could ignite fertilizer prices

A combustible situation in the Middle East could ignite fertilizer prices. StoneX vice president of fertilizer Josh Linville says following a missile attack on a British container vessel transporting fertilizer in the waters of the Red Sea, ships are being rerouted. “Those vessels are deciding... Read More.

Thompson, Vilsack debate fertilizer price and availability

The cost of agricultural inputs and its impact on food prices was debated during a House Ag Committee hearing on Wednesday. Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson said producers haven’t been able to catch any breaks when it comes to fertilizer. “We’re not producing more fertilizer,”... Read More.

USDA awards $207 million to energy and fertilizer projects

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is announcing new investments to support renewable energy production and domestic fertilizer expansion. During Monday’s American Farm Bureau Federation Convention, Vilsack said $157 million will support 675 Rural Energy for America Program projects in 42 states. “It’s going to help lower... Read More.

ITC upholds fertilizer decision

The International Trade Commission is upholding its decision that U.S fertilizer companies were harmed by Moroccan and Russian imports, and current tariffs will remain in place. Nancy Martinez, Director of Public Policy, Trade, and Biotechnology with the National Corn Growers Association, tells Brownfield fertilizer... Read More.

Global shipping delays will affect fertilizer prices

A fertilizer market expert says shipping delays due to rising tensions in the Middle East will likely raise the price of urea and phosphate. Josh Linville with StoneX Group says few fertilizer shipments are going through the Suez Canal. Instead, the ships are taking... Read More.