Fertilizer pricing and supply have been real challenges for some growers across the country heading into the 2022 growing season. Farm and industry groups have been pushing governments to remove potential barriers, as many farmers are within a month of putting seed in the ground.
Whether it has been the pandemic, shipping congestion, production failures, the war in Ukraine, import tariffs, China cutting off exports, or domestic transportation issues; fertilizer is facing exceptional amounts of challenges getting to the farm for #plant22.
The supply situation has been made even more challenging with new uncertainty around sanctions on Russian-produced products. Fertilizer coming from the Black Sea region may or may not be subject to a 35% tariff upon arrival in Canada, even though that fertilizer may have been bought back in the fall in some cases.
The stress load has not just been felt by farmers, as retailers have been on alert scrambling to ensure supply to take care of their farm customers in preparation for spring.
Fertilizer supply is such a major issue, and we want to put some numbers to it and get a better understanding of how this is impacting your farm. This is why we chose this topic for the first survey for the newly-launched RealAgristudies Insights Panel.
Joining is simple: once you’ve answered a few questions about you and your farm, we’ll contact you from time to time for your thoughts and opinions. On this topic, we ask that you take 5 minutes to complete the survey, and then we will share the results back with you after it closes.
The RealAgristudies Insights Panel will provide real answers and concerns back to innovators, researchers, and politicians, and it will reflect the sentiments farmers are feeling across Canada.
Too many decisions that affect farmers are made based on assumptions—being a member of our panel allows your thoughts/perspectives to be shared through RealAgriculture’s network, and will help shape decisions that impact you and your farm business.
Have your say!