Combat Soaring Fertilizer Costs with Compost, Soil Amendments

2022-01-07T00:13:58-08:00

  As we open the new year and begin preparations for the 2022 season, rising fertilizer costs are top of mind for our farmers. Fertilizer prices have skyrocketed as much as 300% in some areas, American Farm Bureau reports in its latest Market Report. In California, AgAlert reports that UN 32 has tripled in price “and could go higher in the spring,” on account of high demand. Given that fertilizer costs account for approximately 15% of total cash costs in the U.S., according to USDA data, “fertilizer prices are the number one issue on farmers’ minds as they begin to [...]