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Canada’s Scrambling to Fill a Massive Global Fertilizer Deficit

Sanctions have fertilizer markets worried about a shortage, leaving Canada to supply the world’s farmers.

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Nutrien Ltd. is increasing output of key crop nutrients in the face of a global shortage. But there’s only so much even the world’s largest fertilizer company can do.

The Canadian company said Wednesday it would boost potash production by about 1 million metric tons in 2022 to a total of 15 million tons, with most of the additional volume coming in the second half of the year.