Fertilizer prices have been on the minds of farmers all winter and that trend still continues into the spring. Almost every single day on RealAgriculture.com the fertilizer label or a fertilizer story is the most viewed page. I checked out Google Trends and the data on the search for the word fertilizer. You can type any word into Google Trends and it will provide you with search data back. When you look up fertilizer search over the last 12 months, Canada ranks 7th in the world behind countries like Pakistan and India to name a few. The top five cities in Canada for search of “fertilizer” in the last 12 months are Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
The fertilizer buzz has died slightly but it still seems to be forging ahead as we get closer to spring. In one week Ag Expo in Lethbridge, Alberta begins and it will be interesting to get a better sense of where farmers and dealers think the price is headed in the short and medium term.