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USDA Extends Comment Period on Fertilizer Supply Chain Issues

Dan Fertilizer, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tuesday extended the comment deadline regarding its “Access to Fertilizer: Competition and Supply Chain Concerns” Federal Register notice. Published in the Federal Register in March, the previous deadlines for comments were May 16, and June 15, 2022. USDA extended the comment deadline another month to July 15, 2022. Andy Green, USDA’s Senior Advisor for …

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Farmer Feedback on Fertilizer Grant Program

Dan Fertilizer, USDA-AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address the rising costs. $250 million will be made available through a new grant program to support independent, innovative and sustainable American fertilizer production. As Rod Bain reports, the Agriculture Secretary noted producer input will be important before announcing application details on the grant program.

USDA Announces Investment in American Made Fertilizer

Clint Thompson Fertilizer, USDA

Soaring fertilizer prices has many farmers concerned about the rising costs of production for many crops this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last Friday it will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address the rising costs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said $250 million will be made available through a new grant program this summer to …

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$250 Million Investment to Support Innovative American-made Fertilizer

Jim Rogers Fertilizer, Industry News Release, USDA-AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing it will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address rising costs, including the impact of Putin’s price hike on farmers, and spur competition. USDA will make available $250 million through a new grant program this summer to support independent, innovative and sustainable American fertilizer production to supply American farmers. Additionally, …

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Russian Ministry Recommends Halting Fertilizer Exports

Dan Exports/Imports, Fertilizer

Russia’s ministry on trade and industry is recommending the country’s fertilizer producers temporarily halt exports. Reuters says it’s a sign that sanctions imposed after Russia invaded Ukraine might impact other countries. Many major international shipping companies suspended virtually all cargo shipments to and from Russia to comply with sanctions. The Russian ministry says, “We have recommended Russian producers temporarily suspend …

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Prolonged Fertilizer Disruptions Possible

Dan Exports/Imports, Fertilizer

Nutrien, the world’s largest fertilizer producer, says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could result in prolonged disruptions of fertilizer supplies. In a report from Reuters, Interim Chief Executive Ken Seitz said Nutrien will boost potash production if it sees sustained supply problems in Russia and Belarus, the world’s second-and third-largest potash producing countries after Canada. The comments come as farmers are …

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USDA Data Tracks Fertilizer Price Increases

Dan Corn, Economy, Fertilizer, Field Crops, Specialty Crops, USDA-ERS, Wheat

Data from USDA’s Economic Research Service details the increase in fertilizer prices. Fertilizer represents an average of 36 percent of a farmer’s operating costs for corn, 35 percent for wheat, and 30 percent for sorghum, according to estimates by USDA. Fertilizer prices declined from 2014 through 2017 before a gradual increase in 2019. In late 2021, prices began to spike …

UGA Expert: I Hope Fertilizer Prices Have Peaked

Clint Thompson Fertilizer

By Clint Thompson Fertilizer prices may be at an all-time high but that shouldn’t automatically compel row crop producers to try to cut back on certain nutrients. This is important to consider since commodity prices remain advantageous for farmers, says Glen Harris, University of Georgia (UGA) Professor and Extension Agronomist in Environmental Soil and Fertilizer. “Everybody wants to know where …

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Fertilizer Inflation under Scrutiny

Dan Economy, Fertilizer, Field Crops

Soaring fertilizer prices continue to plague farmers as Ag leaders, and lawmakers struggle for answers and solutions. And with those fertilizer prices more than doubling and some ingredients rising as much as 300 percent, farm leaders like American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duval want relief. “I mean, there are so many things that affect that, even the discussion around carbon …