U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota sent a letter Tuesday to President Biden urging action on rising fertilizer prices. The letter was co-led by Minnesota Representatives Pete Stauber and Tom Emmer (MN-06), as well as two others.
Said Fischbach in a press release: “Last month, fertilizer reached the highest price ever recorded, and with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, these prices are only going to get worse. I hear from farmers across my district all the time they cannot afford today’s prices. Our farmers need President Biden to review all available options to lower the cost of fertilizer, and I am proud to be a co-author of this letter urging exactly that.”
Added Emmer: “Skyrocketing and unprecedented input prices are robbing our farmers of their livelihoods, and even today’s high commodity prices simply can’t keep pace. President Biden owes it to our ag community to ensure fertilizer is accessible and affordable.”