Logistical issues impacting fertilizer industry

Logistical issues impacting fertilizer industry

Challenges with rail and barge transportation are a top concern for the fertilizer industry.

KJ Johnson, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association tells Brownfield their retailers are closely watching the potential for a railroad strike since a lot of potash comes to the Midwest from Canada via rail.

“We signed a letter with a lot of national and state groups asking the administration to please get involved in this to defer a strike because we know this won’t just affect the ag input industry, it will affect every sector of the economy.”

Rail worker unions recently rejected a tentative agreement brokered by President Biden, raising the possibility of a strike.