Agricultural Retailers Association Senior Vice-President for Public Policy, Richard Gupton, says the electronic logging device issue makes the fertilizer shortage more challenging for farmers. “It’s a logistical issue of getting trucks through in a timely way at terminals, filled up and getting to the retail location and other locations in a timely way.” Gupton says ARA is still working on additional relief on hours-of-service. The fertilizer challenge is more than a regional issue. “There are problems moving product even in the southeast. It’s not just anhydrous ammonia.”
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