Opinion: With Sky-High Fertilizer Prices, There’s an Opportunity to Grow Crops More Sustainably

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Farmers are coping with a fertilizer crisis brought on by soaring fossil fuel prices and industry consolidation. The price of synthetic fertilizer has more than doubled since 2021, causing great stress in the farm country. This crunch is particularly … Read more

Do Farmers Really Need Nitrogen Fertilizer? – A Year in the Life of a Farmer

As we hear more and more about agriculture’s contributions to climate change, a lot of people are wondering why farmers can’t just stop using fertilizer. Some link the need for fertilizer to “industrial” agriculture, or “corporate” farming, or worst of them all, “factory farming”. Many people seem to believe the use of fertilizer strip-mines the … Read more