Hurricane Ian could hit fertilizer plants in Florida

Kansas City, Mo. – Hurricane Ian can hit us in the grocery store, where it will hurt everyone.

One of the biggest reasons for predicting an increase in food may be related to the possibility of a shortage of fertilizers.

Half of the state’s fertilizer supply is mined and manufactured in West Central Florida, where Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall.

If the storm damages the phosphate factories where they make fertilizer, experts say it will affect the nation’s food supply. The impact will affect the farmers if they do not get fertilizer for the crops.

Farmers have been facing drought conditions that have affected crops and yields. It also creates shortages for certain types of products.

We’ve paid more this year for everything from eggs to cereals and meat, according to the Consumer Price Index.

Fruit and vegetable prices are up 8% overall compared to last year. Experts predict prices could rise even higher if the fertilizer industry is affected by Hurricane Ian.

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