Farmers in eastern Canada paid millions of dollars more for fertilizer beginning in early 2022 as a result of the federal tariff levied against fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, and now farmers want that money back. Finance Canada says the federal government collected approximately $34.1 million in tariff income on fertilizer imported into Canada from… Read More

Pricing and sourcing nitrogen and other fertilizer for the 2022 season was difficult and expensive. While many assumed the events and situations that caused much of the problem — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, pandemic-affected ports, etc. — would have subsided by now, the opposite seems more likely. With a natural gas crisis in the EU… Read More

Nitrogen has been a hot topic, not only in Canada when it comes to emissions reductions, but worldwide as Europe faces steep increases on natural gas prices, which may have crop rotations shifting in the coming years for those producers, creating a domino effect for North American growers. In Europe, they’ve see a 3600 per… Read More

The CEO of Sollio Agriculture says there will be certain fertilizer products unavailable for the 2023 growing season, but that nitrogen fertilizer supply for purchases this fall and winter should meet the need of eastern Canadian farmers. Casper Kaastra, head of the co-operative, says there are three key times of year for sourcing nitrogen. Last… Read More

Perhaps the only thing that made 2022 fertilizer prices palatable was the equally high commodity market prices. However, as farmers look ahead to the 2023 growing season, many are wondering if the high input prices are here to stay, even against declining commodity prices. Josh Linville is the fertilizer director with StoneX Financial, and says… Read More

The Canadian government is contributing up to $100 million to minimize the carbon emissions from BHP’s new $7.5 billion potash mine at Jansen, Saskatchewan. The federal contribution from the Strategic Innovation Fund was announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, alongside BHP’s CEO Mike Henry,… Read More

In the face of prolonged uncertainty, many farmers aren’t sure if the fertilizer required for the 2022 planting and seeding season will arrive in time. There’s an added layer of uncertainty in regards to what the final price tag will be when the fertilizer does arrive, as well. In late March, the RealAgristudies Insights Panel… Read More

Potassium powers soybean yield. Nitrogen and phosphorus make key contributions and then there are the micros like sulphur and boron that pitch in and help. How much of these nutrients should growers apply in 2022 to optimize their soybean acres? How do you navigate the challenge of skyrocketing fertilizer prices and availability versus lucrative market… Read More

In late March, the RealAgristudies Insights Panel asked six questions regarding fertilizer supply, supply on-farm, and sentiment regarding fertilizer sanctions. Over 450 participants answered those questions during the week the survey was posted, and here to analyze the results are Shaun Haney, founder of RealAgriculture, and Justin Funk, managing partner of Agri Studies. Haney and… Read More

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,… Read More

 

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