Support for new Indiana fertilizer plant withdrawn
In response to Pence’s statement, the Midwest Fertilizer Corporation issued its own statement expressing its disappointment with Pence’s announcement. It went on to say, “Midwest Fertilizer is optimistic — working together with the Posey County Economic Development Partnership and the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana — that a joint effort will be successful. The company is continuing to explore the full range of options to try and advance this critical project to manufacture nitrogenous fertilizer for thousands of farmers in Indiana and the Midwest.
“Even in light of today’s decision, the company emphasized that The Fatima Group — one of the investors in Midwest Fertilizer Corporation and headquartered in Pakistan — has implemented a comprehensive product stewardship program in Pakistan that tracks product from factory to farm, as well as voluntarily suspended sales of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) fertilizer to the Pakistani provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan along the Afghan border. These initiatives have already been acknowledged as significant and meaningful by the U.S. Departments of Defense and State.”