Fertilizer shipments could be delayed if Mississippi’s low levels continue

Parts of farm country could run into delays in getting their fertilizer. Analysts warn levels along the mighty Mississippi are impacting ag shipments again.

Josh Linville with StoneX tells Brownfield Ag News lower water levels may not affect fertilizer imports into the United States but he worries about getting those products up from the Gulf. Couple that with rising rates for freight, Linville says logistics will cost more money.

He fees the situation is similar to last summer when the river hit record-low levels. The National Weather Service says some navigation restrictions have already been put in place this month.