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...
A Nitrogen Nightmare in the Making?

A Nitrogen Nightmare in the Making?

The American Farm Bureau is waving a red flag on a fertilizer fiasco that could drain U.S. farmers’ piggy banks. The culprit? Potential duties on urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN). In early July, CF Holdings, Inc. filed petitions with the U.S. government...
This Potash Is ‘Born in the USA’

This Potash Is ‘Born in the USA’

Michigan Potash and Salt Co. (MPSC) in Evart, Michigan will harvest Borgen Bed (rock) 1.5 miles below the surface for the purest potash born in the USA. What’s the big deal? Potash is a crucial fertilizer rich in potassium. The U.S. Department of the Interior...
Mission to the Moon

Mission to the Moon

Talk to a U.S. row crop farmer today and you’re bound to hear stories about rocketship rides. But they won’t be talking about Elon Musk heading to Mars. Skyrocketing fertilizer prices are front and center as producers execute their spring fertility plans. Phosphate...

The New Nitrogen Era

The name of the game is nitrogen, and markets are keeping a close watch on 2021’s expected fertilizer frenzy. In North America, improving farm economics, increased canola planting, and steady corn acres will keep demand strong. But let’s go global: India: Favorable...