Industry leader says input supplies are in a better spot for 2023
An industry leader says there is more optimism for fertilizer and chemical supplies in 2023 compared to this time last year. Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association President KJ Johnson says, “I think we’re in a much better position.”
And, after speaking with retailers at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month, he tells Brownfield, if there is anything that there are tighter supplies on it’s Group-15 pesticides, but everything else is in good shape.
Johnson says he expects their biggest challenge this year to be centered around the labor shortage, as all sectors of industry, especially transportation, are struggling to recruit and retain enough employees.