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Europe’s Widening Fertilizer Crisis Threatens Food Supplies

  • Norway’s Yara to cut ammonia capacity after gas prices soared
  • Half of Europe’s ammonia capacity is now out: CRU Group
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Europe’s fertilizer crunch tightened after Yara International ASA cut output in the face of soaring gas prices, putting more pressure on food supplies as a cost-of-living crisis intensifies.

The Norwegian producer said it’s further cutting its ammonia capacity to about a third, adding to a flurry of European fertilizer curbs and shutdowns announced this week. Industry researcher CRU Group estimates that Europe has now lost about half its ammonia capacity and 33% of its nitrogen fertilizer operations.