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Originally posted by larphillips
Originally posted by darkpassenger23
well technically home gardens are against the law there was a bill passed toward the end of last year look up senate bill s510 so get used to the high prices lol
So what exactly will their enforcement policy be? Is this going to be from local police or federal agents? Will there be a fine? Will they demand immediate destruction of the crops?
Considering the current state of the world, any kind of massive and harsh enforcement on a person's home garden will most certainly result in violent clashes, protests, and general unrest.
"With the acid shortage, there just is not that much starter out there to be had," Christopherson said. "It could be an awfully tough spring in terms of starter availability."
With most fertilizer retailers operating in a just-in-time situation, Christopherson said he would encourage a great amount of communication between farmers and their fertilizer retailers. Timing problems, which occurred both in the spring and fall last year in some regions, could again resurface this spring. This is especially true if the spring is wet and the application/planting window narrows.
"I think having that relationship between farmer and retailer will be especially important in a year like this," he said. "Even if you don't want to commit to any fertilizer purchases, it may be a good idea just to talk to your retailer and give them a heads up, 'Hey, I am looking at this much fertilizer this spring.' I think that could go a long way in helping the situation."
All eight major fertilizers are now showing double-digit increases in price compared to one year earlier. Leading the way higher is 10-34-0. The starter fertilizer has skyrocketed in recent weeks and is now 78 percent higher compared to the first week of March 2010.
Anhydrous has climbed 58 percent above a year ago, UAN32 49 percent, UAN28 46 percent, DAP and MAP 41 percent and urea 18 percent.
Rounding out the higher prices is potash, which has gained 15 percent.