We started march with unpresidented warmth quickly turning to bone chilling cold by mid month. As spring approaches we should be finalizing our cropping plans to be ready to go. Fertilizer dealers are going to be hard pressed to get all of the work done that is needed. Under normal conditions most of the P and K is already on, not this year, keep in mind that when the rush hits no one will be ready for it. Start looking ahead to get things going. All springs bring exhausting hours and back breaking work keep safety in mind at all times. With that being said here is a market update. Potash prices have steadily risen over the last few months and could take an aggressive increase if supply tightens due application. Phosphates have followed suit creeping higher by $50 to $70. Nitrogen has been the wildestly fluctuating of all. Moving up $50 to $80 depending on source if you haven’t locked in pricing consider it. The shuffle from corn to beans will be interesting to follow. A lot of good contracts were offered early on non GMO’s. Chemical companies are seeing the shift from corn to beans ( at least in this area ) affecting sales of herbicides. Deals are starting to appear late in the season for the first time on chemistry. Talk to your local dealer and see if there is a bargin that has come late that is beneficial for you. Be sure to ask about some of the new products that are showing great promise to increase yield. Testing them out could be very beneficial for you. Ask you local CFS dealer what they have and who has tried it to back up the claim. ROI (return on investment ) is more critical than ever. You can spend $10 if it will make you $25 or more.
“IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN BORN RICH ISTEAD OF SO DARN GOOD LOOKING I WOULDN’T HAVE TO WORK SO HARD” – MARK TWAIN