OMAHA (DTN) -- Retail fertilizer prices continue to be mixed, which has been the trend in recent months, according to locations tracked by DTN for the fourth week of June 2019.
Four fertilizers were lower compared to last month with none down a significant amount, which DTN considers 5% or more. DAP had an average price of $495/ton, down $2; urea $429/ton, down $1; anhydrous $584/ton, down $6; and UAN28 $269/ton, down $1.
Three fertilizers were slightly higher compared to last month, but again the move higher was fairly negligible. MAP had an average price of $531/ton, up $4; potash $392/ton, up less than a dollar; and UAN32 $318/ton, up $4.
In addition, one fertilizer was unchanged from the previous month. 10-34-0 had an average price of $487/ton.
On a price per pound of nitrogen basis, the average urea price was at $0.47/lb.N, anhydrous $0.36/lb.N, UAN28 $0.48/lb.N and UAN32 $0.50/lb.N.
There will be no criminal charges filed in connection with an April anhydrous ammonia leak in northern Illinois that injured more than 40 people including first responders, the Associated Press (AP) reported last week.
Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim said his office determined no laws were broken in the April 25 incident. Open valves on anhydrous tanks led to the leak in Beach Park, about 40 miles north of downtown Chicago.
A tractor driver was towing tanks of anhydrous ammonia from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, to an Illinois farm when the fertilizer leaked, according to authorities.
"While the conduct of the worker may have been negligent, it didn't rise to the level of criminal conduct," Nerheim said.
All eight of the major fertilizer prices are now higher compared to last year. DAP is 2% higher; MAP is 5% more expensive; potash, 10-34-0 and UAN28 are all 11% higher; UAN32 is 15% more expensive; anhydrous is 16% more expensive and urea is 18% higher compared to last year.
DTN collects roughly 1,700 retail fertilizer bids from 310 retailer locations weekly. Not all fertilizer prices change each week. Prices are subject to change at any time.
DTN Pro Grains subscribers can find current retail fertilizer price in the DTN Fertilizer Index on the Fertilizer page under Farm Business.
Retail fertilizer charts dating back to 2010 are available in the DTN fertilizer segment. The charts included cost of N/lb., DAP, MAP, potash, urea, 10-34-0, anhydrous, UAN28 and UAN32.
|Jun 25-29 2018||485||505||354||364|
|Jul 23-27 2018||486||504||356||366|
|Aug 20-24 2018||487||514||356||364|
|Sep 17-21 2018||494||520||362||384|
|Oct 15-19 2018||498||518||365||405|
|Nov 12-16 2018||500||530||368||407|
|Dec 10-14 2018||505||533||375||407|
|Jan 7-11 2019||508||533||381||407|
|Feb 4-8 2019||511||536||385||408|
|Mar 4-8 2019||510||534||386||403|
|Apr 1-5 2019||509||533||386||405|
|Apr 29-May 3 2019||498||528||390||413|
|May 27-31 2019||497||527||392||430|
|Jun 24-28, 2019||495||531||392||429|
|Jun 25-29 2018||440||504||242||277|
|Jul 23-27 2018||442||501||243||279|
|Aug 20-24 2018||446||481||233||271|
|Sep 17-21 2018||448||494||239||278|
|Oct 15-19 2018||457||494||243||283|
|Nov 12-16 2018||457||519||245||287|
|Dec 10-14 2018||455||552||261||302|
|Jan 7-11 2019||461||573||267||304|
|Feb 4-8 2019||470||596||271||318|
|Mar 4-8 2019||470||596||270||317|
|Apr 1-5 2019||474||599||272||319|
|Apr 29-May 3 2019||487||595||268||315|
|May 27-31 2019||487||590||270||314|
|Jun 24-28, 2019||487||584||269||318|
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