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Economics Tilts to NH3
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:37 AM CDT

AMES, Iowa (DTN) -- With urea prices climbing back to the levels of the not-so-good old days of late 2008, some farmers who use the dry nitrogen fertilizer say they are inclined to move away from it and begin to use less expensive forms of nitrogen.

Just three years ago, farmers paid about the same for urea as they did for anhydrous on a dollar-per-pound-of-N basis. Since then the gap between the two fertilizers in DTN's national average retail survey has widened dramatically, with anhydrous now running about 20 cents per pound of N less than urea. Liquid UAN fertilizers ...

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