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No Farms, No Food

Written by Jason Williams
Posted March 25, 2022

Well before Indiana became a state, my ancestors immigrated from the Appalachian Mountains out to the fertile forests and became some of the first people to settle and farm the region.

They’d first come over from Scotland, but grew restless in the communities of Pennsylvania and headed for the frontier.

Those first years were hard. We think of Indiana and the rest of the Midwest as the corn belt: flat fields of cornstalks and soybeans as far as the eye can see.

But back when the Campbells first set eyes on it, it was still an untamed wilderness.

While building the farmhouse that first year, they had to be on the lookout for packs of wolves and marauding bands of Shawnee.

They didn’t get the whole house finished before the first winter, so they had to keep a massive bonfire burning where the fourth wall would eventually be.

But they struggled through it and carved out their own piece of heaven in the Indiana wilderness.

Today, we’re fond of saying that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Campbell in Cass County.

It’s a testament of the willpower those first settlers showed that their descendants still farm those lands to this day.

It's a thankless job, too. The world would literally starve if you quit working. But you get blamed for climate change and fertilizer runoff and anything else people don't feel like taking responsibility for.

And while I’m obviously no farmer, I’ve still got a connection to the land and the old family business. And I really appreciate the farmers who toil day in and day out to keep my belly full.

We don’t work the land ourselves anymore. Dad became a pharmacologist and Mom made a career as a teacher and is now a priest. My sister works in architecture and I’m in finance.

But we won’t sell the farm, either, because we recognize the value of both the land and the connection it represents to our past.

So we rent it to a self-described “small farmer.” I use quotes because this guy easily farms thousands upon thousands of acres and that seems like a lot to me. But he’s right, because the truly big farms are measured in square miles, not acres.

But I digress. Because I’m not here to talk about the rise of the corporate farm. I’m here to talk about how the farmers make the land produce the food that keeps us all healthy and alive…

Boom Times on the Farm?

You see, lately I’ve been hearing people talk about how much money farmers will be making this year thanks to the rise in commodity prices.

In 2020, a ton of corn went for about $140. Today, it costs nearly $300.

Soybeans cost about $360 per ton in 2020, but now they’re trading for $630.

Wheat cost around $170 a ton then. It costs about $320 now.

So farmers must be making money hand over fist this year, huh?

farmers making cash?

I mean, corn costs 114% more now than two years ago. Soybeans will bring in 75% more. Wheat’s going to get you 88% more.

They’re going to be rich, right?

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

You see, those aren’t the only commodity prices that skyrocketed. And farmers don’t just produce commodities. They consume them too.

And there are three that they can’t get away without using. They’re the pillars of plant life. Without them, no plant on the planet could survive.

You’re probably thinking soil, air, and water. And you’re partially right. Those are three things plants need to survive. But I’m talking about one of those three and the things plants get from it: soil and nutrients. 

You see, the soil a plant grows in supplies 14 nutrients necessary for it to lead a healthy life. They’re split into categories called macronutrients, micronutrients, and secondary nutrients.

It’s the macronutrients I’m talking about, because they’re the three most important for plant development. And remember, in one way or another, every living system on the planet relies on plants.

So these three nutrients aren’t just important for plant life. They’re critical for ALL life.

They’re nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus.

Nitrogen is essential for the formation of vital proteins in all living things, including plants. And while it makes up 78% of our atmosphere, plants can’t get it from air. So we have to put it in the ground for them.

Nitrogen cost less than $400 a ton in 2020. Today, it costs over $1,000.

Potassium, also called potash, is essential for carbohydrate and starch synthesis and it also helps plants resist wilting. Up to 98% of potassium in the soil is unavailable to plants in its existing form, making potash fertilizer essential for crop production.

Potash went for about $200 a ton in 2020. Today, it’s nearly $900.

Phosphorus is also involved in many processes critical to plant development. Key among them is photosynthesis, the process that plants use to convert sunlight to energy. That makes it potentially the most important of the three.

And phosphorus, which cost about $250 a ton in 2020, is going for about $750 a ton today.

Farmers’ revenues might go up this year, but so did their costs. And the costs all went up more.

But there are a couple of companies out to help put a dent in those costs and make sure our farmers are able to keep putting food on our tables.

Good Neighbors

One of them is a Brazilian-based potassium producer. It’s got an easy-to-recover deposit of potash that could help alleviate the cost pressures of farmers in this hemisphere.

It’s still private, though, and you’ll need special access to invest. I happen to have said access and would like to share it with you today.

All you’ve got to do is take a test drive of my private investment advisory service, Main Street Ventures.

And not only will I help you get invested in this private potash producer, but I’ll introduce you to countless opportunities to get in early on the next blockbuster companies.

But that’s not the one I really wanted to tell you about today. Potash is profitable, but phosphorus is worth its weight in gold these days if you can get your hands on it.

And my colleague Luke Burgess keyed into one such operation a few months ago. It’s got a clean, easy-to-recover deposit of some of the highest-grade phosphorus in the world.

And it’s just to our north in Canada — not in unstable regions like Morocco, unfriendly countries like China, or unsafe regions like Mexico.

So it’s practically like having a domestic source for America’s farmers.

Only Getting Better

And that’s why Luke and I are both so bullish on this company. It’s not only got phosphorus in the best location possible, but it’s got the best kind of phosphorus deposit possible, too.

And the war in Ukraine has created the perfect storm to drive this company’s profits to new heights.

It’s added even more pressure to an already stressed and fracturing fertilizer supply chain. And it’s got farmers all over the world in a bind.

But this company could help solve those problems and make investors rich in the process.

So I want you to learn all about the market, the company, it’s reserves, and how to ride this gravy train of profits all the way to the bank.

Take a few minutes out of your day today to hear what Luke shared with me that got me so excited.

Just don’t wait too long. Fertilizer prices have already soared well over 100%. And they’re poised to go higher.

Every step they take up the charts adds millions in value to this company’s resource.

It’s simple math… That’s all but guaranteed to add up to massive gains.

Luke’s convinced. I am too. But the final decision, as always, is yours.

To your wealth,


Jason Williams

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After graduating Cum Laude in finance and economics, Jason designed and analyzed complex projects for the U.S. Army. He made the jump to the private sector as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he eventually led his own team responsible for billions of dollars in daily trading. Jason left Wall Street to found his own investment office and now shares the strategies he used and the network he built with you. Jason is the founder of Main Street Ventures, a pre-IPO investment newsletter, the founder of Future Giants, a nano cap investing service, and authors The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter. He also contributes regularly to Wealth Daily. To learn more about Jason, click here.

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