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October 3, 2008
By Canadian Poultry

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Oct. 3, 2008 – Prairie grain farmers are having second thoughts about what to do
next year.
Despite a good harvest this fall they are spooked by high
fertilizer costs and tumbling commodity prices.

Oct. 3, 2008 – Prairie grain farmers are having second thoughts about what to do
next year.
Despite a good harvest this fall they are spooked by high
fertilizer costs and tumbling commodity prices.

The cost of anhydrous ammonia, a popular form of nitrogen
fertilizer, now costs 14-hundred dollars a tonne 400 dollars more
than it did last fall.
Meanwhile, the cost of phosphate fertilizer has doubled since
last year to between 13-hundred and 14-hundred dollars a tonne.

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