Farmers face rising fertilizer prices and supply constraints

Nov 11, 2021
A big reason fertilizer is through the roof? Still-climbing natural gas prices.
Natural gas prices are at historic highs, and natural gas accounts for up to 90% of the operating cost of producing fertilizer.
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Two fertilizer giants merge to spur their growth

Sep 12, 2016
The Canadian companies would form the world's largest crop-nutrient supplier.
While the Potash-Agrium merger is expected to save $500 million annually, some warn of potentially negative consequences for farmers, like paying more for their potash.
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Phosphorous: Where Morocco is OPEC

Nov 7, 2013
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt has a new series that looks at the economics behind chemical elements.