Supply Chain Disruptions Here To Stay

Fertilizer prices have jumped to the highest they have been since 2008, which is just one example of the impact supply chain disruptions are having on farmers this year.

Paul Mitchell, Ag Economist with the Renk Agribusiness Institute at UW-Madison, says that farmers and consumers have had a false sense of security when it comes to purchasing. Prior to the pandemic, products were almost always available – this has not remained true over the last year.

Mitchell suggests farmers should do their best to house all essential materials including fertilizer and parts on their farm instead of waiting to purchase them when needed. Placing an order does not guarantee that products will be delivered or available for pickup later down the road.