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Fertilisers: Prices

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 35316, tabled on 25 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to address the high cost of fertilisers for farmers.

Answered on

3 May 2016

The trade in fertilisers is part of a global market and prices are determined by the market place. Defra monitors farmer input costs, which include fertilisers, and farmers have access to advice on the efficient use of these products under the industry-led Greenhouse Gas Action Plan.