The Crisis Nobody's Talking About
It’s hard to go a few hours without hearing about some shortage or crisis. There’s a global supply chain crisis that’s making Christmas shopping tough. There’s a European energy crisis that could make its way to the U.S.
But the one crisis that’s far more consequential than all the others isn’t really getting much press at all.
I get it. It’s not really sexy. And it’s not causing a major problem for the developed world… yet.
I’m talking about a food crisis. Or more importantly, a fertilizer crisis.
For more than a year, I’ve been warning of coming food shortages. Last April I was watching farmers plow their crops under because they couldn’t get them to market.
And I saw millions of farm animals die as ranchers were forced to cull herds they’d never be able to sell.
I figured that was going to cause the brunt of our pain this year. Farmers needed to make money last year if they were going to raise anything this year.
But even I missed out on something brewing beneath the surface, something about to come to light and add even more pressure to our already stretched food chain.
And that was a coming shortage of the things farmers use to get food to grow: fertilizers.
I’ve always known the value of fertilizers. Coming from a farming family, I understand that’s part of the reason we’re able to feed a constantly growing population.
[Side note: That’s why I helped members of my Main Street Ventures investing community get a pre-IPO stake in a private Brazilian fertilizer maker. You can get invested too, after watching this short video.]
I wasn’t thinking about how the global shutdowns were going to affect global fertilizer production.
But affect it they have. You see, fertilizer is made of three main ingredients: potassium, nitrogen, and phosphate.
There are lots of other micronutrients that go into the good stuff, but those three are the main ones and really what you need to grow healthy plants.
And the thing about fertilizers is: They’re all made in different places in the world (and usually pretty far from where the food is made).
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That means this supply chain crisis has put a big old kink in the hose and pretty much stopped the flow of fertilizers from producers to farmers.
And to put an even bigger monkey wrench in the engine, a lot of fertilizer comes from Russia and China.
In case you’ve been sleeping for the past hundred years, they’re not our closest allies.
China even went as far as to ban the export of fertilizers to the rest of the world. It’s China first and everyone else a distant second.
Russia is also putting limits on its exports. It’s just a matter of time before they cut us off too.
So it’s pretty much a matter of national security that we find some fertilizer here in the U.S. or within the borders of one of our friends.
Unfortunately, we can’t use all that fertilizer they love to throw around down in D.C. Otherwise we’d be sitting pretty.
So we need to find a domestic source, or at least a source owned by someone who likes us.
And one small company might have just done exactly that. It’s got a site in Canada that’s lining up to be the most prolific discovery of fertilizer minerals in history.
It’s one of the cleanest deposits ever found, too. So not only can it supply all our fertilizer needs, but it can do it with a lot less pollution than what’s currently available.
I’m a little pressed for time today as I get prepared for a conference later this week (check it out and get registered here if you’re interested), so I can’t get into all the specifics.
But my colleague, Luke Burgess (the guy who told me about this company in the first place) has been studying the situation and put a presentation together with all the details.
So I got his permission to share it with you. This way I can get back to prepping for the conference and you can get all the information you need to get invested.
Just don’t take too much time to get the info. This story is going to break very soon. Food is one of the few things people just can’t do without when it starts to get expensive.
And once the TV personalities start talking about a food crisis predicated by a fertilizer shortage, it’ll already be too late to profit from the rush into stocks like this one.
So get the information now and get invested today. I’ll be back later in the week with other ways you can profit from the chaos these crises are creating.
To your wealth,
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, and co-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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