Reuters headline: ‘Off the charts’ chemical shortages hit U.S. farms
Mon, June 27, 2022, 6:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers have cut back on using common weedkillers, hunted for substitutes to popular fungicides and changed planting plans over persistent shortages of agricultural chemicals that threaten to trim harvests.
Spraying smaller volumes of herbicides and turning to less-effective fungicides increase the risk for weeds and diseases to dent crop production at a time when global grain supplies are already tight because the Ukraine war is reducing the country’s exports.
Interviews with more than a dozen chemical dealers, manufacturers, farmers and weed specialists showed shortages disrupted U.S. growers’ production strategies and raised their costs.
Roundup is made in USA and supplies should be good. Glyphosate imports from China might be delayed resulting in shortage compared to normal.
Nitrogen fertilizer mostly comes from natural gas and prices are up. Others are impacted by interrupted supply from Russia and increased shipping costs.
Inflation is everywhere.
The Motley Fool’s follower of all thing Agriculture hath spoken. Thanks for weighing in, Farmer Paul.
Paul, page 10 of my public charts show the agriculture plays I trade. These charts now update daily, fifteen minute delays for non-suscribers.
Scroll down til you the daily chart for $DBA:
Paul, I just realized my charts are not posting ALL of the charts. I’m going to write a bit of code and see if I can correct this.
Rats. Public chart views limited to just 100 charts or ten pages total.
Hmmmmm. Got to figure another workaround.