Farmer having trouble locking in fertilizer prices
A northeastern Illinois farmer is having trouble locking in fertilizer prices for 2023.
Bryan Severs tells Brownfield now is the time he usually buys fertilizer for the following year however, “We are not able to get a firm price, but I think they are getting closer. One retailer can come up with a number, but it is a scary number. So, we don’t know whether to commit to it or hope it gets cheaper.”
He says generally this time of year is when he can get fertilizer the cheapest, so not knowing what the cost will be has him worried.
“That is really concerning because I have heard high numbers. Higher than we paid last year at this time obviously, and higher than what people paid in the spring.”
Severs grows corn and non-GMO soybeans in Potomac.