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Posted on 29th May 2022
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This article on the BBC reports on the worrying price rises for fertiliser.
The article features Rachael Sharp, who grows a mix of soybeans, corn, wheat, cotton, peanuts and oats on her farm in South Carolina. She saw fertiliser prices for her crops soar 320% last year, which is an incredible price rise. As a result she is changing what crops she grows.
The price rise of fertilisers is a direct result of sanctions against Russia, in response to their invasion of Ukraine. These price rises and shortages will inevitably trickle through to food prices, and will probably cause more food shortages as other farmers follow Rachael Sharp's example and switch to other crops.