NEWS
Global Fertilizer Outlook - 5
Fri Jan 17, 2014 04:09 PM CST

TAMPA, Fla. (DTN) -- While U.S. farmers enjoy the lowest retail potash prices since 2010, instability in international markets is leading to a lot of cost-cutting by fertilizer companies as they head into 2014.

Last summer's end of a potash cartel agreement between companies in Russia and Belarus shook up the industry and helped retail prices to drop more than $100 per metric ton. (See "Global Fertilizer Outlook - 4" in Recent Feature Articles.)

However, problems for the potash industry began long before last summer.

Even as ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Fill the Plate
"I" Words Driving Ag
Border Dispute Over Surety Bonds
Canadian Trade Deal Backs GIs
Ukraine Grain Harvest Ahead
Railways Face Reduced Grain Fines
Russia Harvest Ahead Of 2013
StatsCan Grain/Oilseed Stocks Summary
Washington Insider
Russia Grain Harvest Ahead of Last Year