Russia-Ukraine war worsens fertilizer crunch, risking food supplies


William Terry, of Terry Farms, looks at strawberries at his farm Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Oxnard, Calif. Terry Farms, which grows produce on 2,100 acres largely, has seen prices of some fertilizer formulations double; others are up 20%.

The Russia-Ukraine war pushes up the price of natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizer, and has led to severe sanctions against Russia, a major exporter of fertilizer.

(Image credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

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