By Adam Kay, American Gas Association • Mar 22, 2023
New Report: Natural Gas Critical to Agriculture Sector
Farmers in America have come to rely on natural gas not only to power their equipment, process crops, and transport food supplies across the country and world, but also to make the fertilizer used in their fields.
Natural gas is required to produce nitrogen, a main component in fertilizer which increases crop yields.
There is a growing fear that an outright ban on natural gas could have detrimental impacts on our agriculture industry and thus on America’s modern lifestyle. There would be a disruption in the supply chain, a decrease in land value, an increase in import dependence, and higher consumer costs.
“There is a direct connection between the availability of low-cost natural gas and the cost of food on store shelves in every state across our nation. We cannot afford to drive up the cost of food for Americans,” said Karen Harbert, AGA President and CEO.