November 24, 2020

OCP Group Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination

The OCP Group acknowledges the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose preliminary countervailing duties of 23.46% on U.S. imports of Moroccan phosphate fertilizers in response to a misguided petition from the Mosaic Company.

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September 21, 2020

Minnesota Views: Phosphate tariff would be another blow to farmers

This year was supposed to be a moderately good year for farmers, but then COVID-19 hit, and a derecho hit Iowa, and now the agriculture industry is expecting to experience a downturn of over 20%, according to the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri…

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September 21, 2020

Why Placing Tariffs on Morocco, Russia’s Phosphate Imports Puts U.S. Farmers at a Disadvantage

According to Kent Kaiser, executive director of the Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity, Mosiac owns the majority of phosphate mines in the U.S. Kaiser believes this is to create a monopoly of sorts…

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August 21, 2020

Phosphate 'dumping' investigations raise price hike fears

As U.S. trade authorities deepen their investigations into allegations of foreign phosphate "dumping" that harms domestic manufacturers, farm groups worry retaliatory tariffs may increase prices for the key fertilizer…

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August 18, 2020

V-Shaped Economic Recovery Requires Freer Trade, Not Tariffs

It seems obvious that President Donald Trump is going to need a blockbuster economic revival if he hopes to win reelection in November. Part of the equation to achieve that spring back is to resist trade protectionist temptations. But will he?…

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August 13, 2020

Phosphate prices rise amid trade, supply issues

Mosaic's countervailing duty petitions might have sparked a price rally for the crop input. Both Russia and Morocco are targeted…

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August 5, 2020

Lawmakers Ask Administration to Reject Fertilizer Duties

A group of eight U.S. senators is asking the Trump Administration to reject plans to impose countervailing duties on phosphate fertilizers…

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July 30, 2020

Opinion: Don't make America's farmers pawns in game of crony capitalism

Farmers have always faced uncertainty. It is part of the life—and struggle—of farmers to make ends meet when forces outside of their control, be they natural or man-made, can make or break an entire farming season overnight…

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July 28, 2020

Heartburn hits fertilizer market

Trade disputes and international disruptions affecting agriculture are nothing new for farmers. The latest headlines causing heartburn involve fertilizer, just as farmers gear up for 2021 crop purchasing decisions…

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July 27, 2020

Anti-Subsidy Duty Could Push Morocco’s OCP out of US Fertilizer Market

The US International Trade Commission is concerned that subsidies on Moroccan and Russian phosphate fertilizer imports harm American fertilizer producers…

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