Though the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of worries about the sustainability of supply chains for things like fertilizer and chemical earlier this year, industry analysts say for the most part, farmers can be confident in availability through fall fieldwork and as they plan ahead for the 2021 crop. Inventory for things like crop fertilizer was generally drawn down this year, but the industry’s responded by restocking and despite “patchy availability” for some products, supplies are in a “good position going into spring,” one crop input market-watcher says. Corn and soybean seed is likely to be unaffected by the last few months’ occasional supply logjams for other inputs, while prices for things like some fertilizer products are expected to be lower than this time a year ago when farmers were planning for the 2020 crop. See more crop input market analysis.