Input Worries: What Rep. Feenstra sees as a way to address fertilizer price increases

Representative Feenstra is worried about input costs going into the next growing season and thinks reducing Morocco’s phosphate tariffs could help.

Randy Feenstra

Photo via Iowa Legislature

Photo via Iowa Legislature

A U.S. Congressman is worried about input costs for farmers going into the next growing season.

Representative Randy Feenstra, out of Iowa, told Brownfield News that the situation in Europe with fertilizer and natural gas prices could cause those costs in the U.S. to go back up, as farmers are already struggling with the current prices.

He says reducing tariffs on Morocco’s phosphate imports would help address the problem.


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