Another Fall Of Low River Levels Could Spell High Fertilizer Prices This Spring

Two years of historically low water levels along the Mississippi River are continuing to squeeze freight capacity, in turn fueling more price increases for key inputs including fertilizer.  Josh Linville is the vice president of fertilizer for commodity broker StoneX.

Linville says input uncertainty is making it difficult for farmers to not only purchase next year’s inputs, but also predict the outcome of next season’s crop.

Water levels for the Lower Mississippi River at New Madrid and Memphis returned to above low water stage this weekend, but could fall back below this level before Christmas.