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Record Fertilizer Prices Drive Investors, Farmers to Microbes

Patrick Thomas and Amrith Ramkumar of The Wall Street Journal write on alternatives to fertilizer.

The C3 Take
  • The price of traditional fertilizer continues to increase due to supply chain constraints from Russia’s war on Ukraine.
  • Due to these high prices startups and farmers are beginning to experiment with microbes, which are naturally occurring microorganisms that regulate and boost soil and plant health.
  • Using these microbes can yield positive environmental results by decreasing agriculture’s carbon footprint.
  • Market innovations are creating a cleaner environment.

“Startups marketing alternative crop fertilizers said they are gaining traction among U.S. farmers and investors, pitching themselves as a potentially cheaper option as prices for traditional fertilizers surge.”

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