A change in the International Maritime Organization fuel policy could increase future diesel fuel and fertilizer prices. “The organization decided on January 1, 2020 maritime sulfur fuel, meaning any fuel used around the world to ship cargo on the ocean or waterway, will go from 3.5 percent sulfur content to a half percent of sulfur content,” said Mike Zuzolo, president, Global Commodity Analytics and Consulting. Farmers may want to prepare for extra fuel price volatility in the next four to six months. “Get with your fuel supplier and stay in contact with them heading into January 1,” said Zuzolo. “The Department of Energy is the only people I’ve been able to find with a realistic price forecast. The spread between wholesale diesel and Brent crude oil could increase 20 to 25 cents per gallon or 11.5 to 14.5 percent from the base price.” Listen to the interview.