Middle East unrest will likely drive nitrogen fertilizer costs higher
Texas AgriLife Extension Service/ROBERT BURNS
Middle East unrest could drive nitrogen costs up to 2008 levels, according to a Texas AgriLife Research expert. Warm-season grasses used for livestock production in much of Texas and the South are dependent upon large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer.
Escalating unrest in the Middle East is not only going to continue to drive gasoline and diesel fuel prices up to 2008 levels, but there’s a good chance it will do the same to the cost of fertilizing pastures, according to a Texas AgriLife Research expert in a March 4 Texas AgriLife Research press release by Robert Burns. . . .