Fertilizer shortage may lead to spring scramble on North America’s farms – Reuters

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Fertilizer shortage may lead to spring scramble on North America’s farms – Reuters

Nov 24 (Reuters) – A global shortage of nitrogen fertilizer is driving prices to record levels, prompting North America’s farmers to delay purchases and raising the risk of a spring scramble to apply the crop nutrient before planting season.

Farmers apply nitrogen to boost yields of corn, canola and wheat, and higher fertilizer costs could translate into higher meat and bread prices. read more

World food prices hit a 10-year high in October, according to the United Nations food agency, led by increases in cereal crops like wheat and vegetable oils. read more

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