Microbe’s Mic Drop Moment

Microbe’s Mic Drop Moment

A (not so) dynamic duo: Skyrocketing fertilizer prices and lack of availability have many farmers concerned for this season. According to the Purdue Ag Economy Barometer, 26% of farmers surveyed are having difficulty with fertilizer availability.   Average fertilizer...
That Sweet, Sweet Stench

That Sweet, Sweet Stench

Spring planting is underway. And with synthetic fertilizer prices skyrocketing into the stratosphere, #2 is becoming a #1 commodity. Fertilizer fallout: With demand up and supply down, fertilizer prices have officially entered crazy town. Last month, CRU Group out of...
USDA’s Fertilizer Fund Injection

USDA’s Fertilizer Fund Injection

The USDA is dolin’ out funds and turnin’ up the heat on fertilizer markets in an effort to spur domestic production and ensure competition. During the Commodity Classic, USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced both an investment and an inquiry into the industry. ...
Fertilizer is N, P, (Not O)K

Fertilizer is N, P, (Not O)K

Farmers will soon face a harsh reality when it comes to fertilizer availability and cost. China, the top exporter of phosphate, is banning exports of the major fertilizer component through 2022. Fewer supplies spell higher prices for farmers. Not Phunny: China’s...