ERS/USDA Fertilizer Use and Price Updates

Published online: May 31, 2011
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This product brings together data on fertilizer consumption in the United States by plant nutrient and major selected product, as well as consumption of mixed fertilizers, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients. Share of crop area receiving fertilizer and fertilizer use per receiving acre, by nutrient, are presented for the major producing States for corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat. Additional data include fertilizer farm prices and indices of wholesale fertilizer price.

Fertilizer price data (table 7) have been updated through 2011. Fertilizer price indexes (table 8) have been updated through 2010. Fertilizer consumption and use at the U.S. level (tables 1-6) and for wheat (tables 27 to 32) have been updated through 2009. Fertilizer consumption and use for corn (tables 9 to 14) and for cotton (tables 15 to 20) have been updated through 2010. Crop-specific updates occur when survey data from the Agricultural Resource Management Survey and NASS' Agricultural Chemical Usage Data become available.