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Fertilizer Shortage? Ken Ferrie Weighs In on Fertilizer Issues This Spring

Fertilizer prices are creating sticker shock for farmers. As the price of inputs like nitrogen and other fertility inputs continue to climb, industry experts say it’s not a shortage yet.

China Cancelation Didn’t Dampen Strong Sorghum Demand Story

Sorghum producers are enjoying strong demand once again. China's purchases started to rebound in early 2020 and the demand story has been strong ever since.

Commodity Group Execs Say Biden's Top Trade Pick Tai Knows Agriculture

While trade is not a headline of the Biden Administration in the first 100 days, it’s not stopping Katherine Tai from making her voice heard. Tai is now waiting full confirmation vote to put her ideas to work.

Commodity Classic Groups Say Agriculture is the Answer to Addressing Climate

Commodity Classic may be virtual this year, and as the core commodity groups iron out their legislative priorities for the new year, the headline is moving from trade to climate.

North Dakota Farmers Need 200% of Normal Spring Rainfall to Undo Drought

The latest drought monitor shows a dramatic shift. A year ago, 100% of the state was drought free. And today, 100% of North Dakota is seeing some level of drought; a concern for farmers who fear drought will linger.

Here’s Why the Current Bull Market Has a Two-Year Runway

Corn, soybeans and wheat experienced double-digit price gains on Tuesday, a product of the 2021 bull market. And as prices continue to see the extreme price moves, some think the bull market could last beyond this year.

Phosphate Prices Hit Highest Level Since 2012, As Nitrogen Prices Also Climb

The fertilizer price sticker shock is also happening with nitrogen. Ken?Ferrie says nitrogen prices were already moving higher, but the Texas freeze didn't help, as it put a further strain on production.?

NCGA CEO Says Climate Policy Needs to be a Guidepost Rather Than Hitching Post

As NCGA sets priorities for the upcoming year during virtual Commodity Classic this week, it's clear climate will be at the top of the list. NCGA CEO says climate will be the group's biggest opportunity and challenge.