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The cost of growth: Fertilizer companies cash in while farmers and communities struggle

This is the fourth part in a series. On a small vegetable farm in Georgia, Shad Dasher used to grow watermelons every year. Last year, he didn’t plant any. Dasher, 56, said it was because of elevated fertilizer prices. Like many farmers, Dasher is finding it hard to stay afloat. “The American public just doesn’t […]