Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Global Nitrogen Outlook: 4 Key Market Drivers to Watch in 2021

Having grown up in a farming community, then working in agriculture for more than 25 years, I have witnessed the exceptional resiliency of North American farmers many times.
After 2019, I thought I had seen our industry overcome among the most significant challenges we would ever face: Historic flooding in the spring that disrupted fertilizer applications and planting followed by poor weather in the fall that disrupted the harvest.
As we all know, the agriculture community faced even more challenges in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic created extreme uncertainty across the economy, including for key crop consuming industries such as ethanol and animal feed. Despite this unprecedented challenge, North American farmers did what they always do: Efficiently and responsibly plant and harvest the world’s best farmland, ensuring our food supply was not disrupted. As one of the key suppliers of nitrogen fertilizer in the region, we were proud to do our part to ensure the agricultural supply chain worked as it should.
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