Over the past year, farmers and provincial leaders in Saskatchewan,
Manitoba and Alberta, Canada, have become more vocal about their worries over a
voluntary federal plan to cut nitrogen fertilizer emissions 30% by 2030. The
fear is that the emissions plan could become a hard cap on fertilizer use.
1^Climate and Ag Conflict in Canada
The most recent roundup of farmland sales from the Progressive Farmer
magazine indicates continued strong land sales across the country this fall.
Southern Brazil has enjoyed frequent precipitation over the last several
months, making for good weather conditions for early planting and
establishment. The next 10 days continue that trend. But does La Nina dryness
show back up for an extended period in the not-so-distant future?
7^South America Calling
Fertilizer prices continued mixed for the fourth week of September 2022.
For the fourth week in a row, no fertilizers were up or down any significant
amount compared to last month. Five of the eight major fertilizers were
slightly lower compared to last month, while the remaining three were higher.
7^DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
The U.S. EPA has proposed changes in the use and application of the
herbicide atrazine, as well as the addition of runoff control measures to
mitigate its impact on aquatic communities. The public comment period closes on
Friday, Oct. 7.
4^Time Running Out to Comment on Atrazine