Farmers face fertiliser shortages, higher prices after China export ban

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated October 6 2021 - 3:14am, first published October 5 2021 - 7:45pm
Perfect storm: Advanced Ag agronomist Cameron Pogue says fertiliser distributors are sourcing product from countries other than China, amid uncertainty with supply.

SOARING gas prices and import challenges have put a chokehold on fertiliser availability in Victoria, as prices for urea and phosphate have nearly tripled on year-ago levels.

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Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland is a Stock & Land journalist. She has worked at Australian Community Media for more than a decade serving in a number of roles including editor, senior journalist and national sheep & wool writer. She runs a fine Merino wool property with her young family in North-East Victoria.

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