A decrease in world demand for fertilizer, combined with somewhat lower petroleum prices, means farmers should pay less for crop inputs this year. This is a welcome turn of events for dairy producers.

Mike Mleziva, chief executive officer with AgVentures in Shawano, told the Green Bay Press-Gazette this weekend that fertilizer prices are down about 40 percent from last year. "We're coming off all-time highs and the recession … so we're kind of getting back to more normal price ranges on fertilizers," he said. "With the high prices, sales were down across the board in our markets in this area, the dairy and crop markets.

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Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette