Russia sanctions play role in soaring fertilizer prices for Maine farmers

Farmer Daniel Corey watched diesel fuel for his equipment top $5.50 per gallon this spring and replacement parts took weeks to arrive, but something else at the heart of farming especially worries him.

That is fertilizer, which is in short supply.

Prices have doubled over the past year and promise to double again by next year’s growing season, the result of multiple factors from geopolitics to supply chain issues driving up costs and uncertainty for farmers in Maine and around the world.

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