"Fertilizer costs are six times as high as they were six years ago," said David Asbridge, of Doane Advisory Services.
Fertilizer costs have continually pushed up year after year--an increase farmers have come to expect.
"Fertilizer costs are six times as high as they were six years ago," said David Asbridge of Doane Advisory Services. "This is partly due to the energy market and the fact that over half the fertilizer is imported from other countries."
Asbridge said a 1.1 percent increase in price was seen per year from 1990 to 2002, but that increase was pushed to a 3.7 percent increase per year from 2002 to 2007.