A statistical report released by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) demonstrates that U.S. farmers are using nitrogen fertilizer with the greatest efficiency in history. The data show that since 1980, U.S. corn production has increased 57.8 percent while farmers' use of nitrogen on corn is down 2 percent and use of phosphate and potash are down 24 percent and 26.8 percent, respectively. The information was compiled by TFI's utilizing statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials.

"Nourishing people begins with nourishing a healthy crop and our nation's farmers are deserving of praise for feeding us while farming in an environmentally sensitive manner," said TFI president Kraig R. Naasz. "Each American farmer feeds about 129 people and our report proves that this critical undertaking is being accomplished more efficiently and with greater care than ever before."

Source: Company Release