Seven out of the eight major fertilizers saw recent price decreases. However, one key type of fertilizer bucked the overall trend with an 11-percent rise.
Historical data shows farmers today are weathering spikes in fertilizer prices more effectively than producers did fifty years ago.
Just last week, anhydrous was down six percent, and experts say farmers are looking to lock in an attractive deal on fertilizer before fall.
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute found human sewage, not fertilizer, is mainly responsible for dangerous nitrogen levels in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon.
Some of the nation’s top crops could cost farmers less to plant next year, according to new research from the USDA’s Economic Research Service.
Kelsey Griesheim with North Dakota State University spoke with RFD-TV’s own Susanne Alexander to give us a closer look at the research. which found that corn crops glean about 67 percent of nitrogen from soil.