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Nov 19, 2021

Op-Ed: American Farmers Face Crippling Prices at the Hands of Fertilizer Oligopoly

Key Issues: Production


Op-Ed published Nov. 16, 2021 | Farm Journal AgWeb   The following op-ed was written by Jon Doggett, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).   If you’re looking to make a killing off the stock market, forget about Amazon, you should invest in fertilizer companies.   While other corporations and firms are attracting public scrutiny for how their practices impact Americans, fertilizer executives are making out like bandits at the expense of the people who feed and fuel America. Let’s just refer to them as the Fertilizer Oligopoly.   What has the Fertilizer Oligopoly been up to? It is using the government to elbow the competition out of the way and taking over the American fertilizer market.   One of the most Machiavellian moves by the Fertilizer Oligopoly came when the U.S.-based company Mosaic, which produces fertilizers sold here and abroad, used severe weather conditions in 2017 and 2018, which reduced fertilizer purchases, to manufacture a crisis that it...

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