Iowa AG to Examine Fertilizer Prices

Story by Russ Quinn/DTN Staff Reporter

OMAHA (DTN) — Iowa Attorney General Thomas Miller said his office will look into the large increases in fertilizer prices paid by farmers. Miller recently discussed the issue with fellow attorneys general from eight other states, as well as U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

In press conference Thursday morning, Miller said the leadership of the Iowa Corn Growers Association approached him with great concern about the dramatic rise in nutrient prices and how this will affect Iowa farmers.

Despite higher crop prices, rising fertilizer prices threaten to erode farmers’ profits in the 2022 growing season, according to various ag groups.

Miller said he had a Zoom meeting with eight state attorneys general Wednesday to discuss the high fertilizer prices. He declined to name the other states.

He said he also had conversations with the leaders of the Iowa Soybean Association and Secretary Vilsack, who is a former Iowa governor. There is some activity at the federal level with this particular subject, he said.

Read more of this story from our partners at DTN/Progressive Farmer here: https://www.mydtn.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2022/02/24/large-hikes-fertilizer-prices-pay

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