The Environmental Protection Agency issued a memorandum to all Regional Administrators and Offices to establish policy on the effect of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's change to the retail exemption under the Process Safety Management.
Kyle Liske, Public Policy Counsel, attended a public meeting hosted by the Chemical Security Board. At the meeting, the CSB noted it is planning to release its West, Texas, Investigation Report in the "next couple of months" at a public meeting in Waco, Texas. The report is currently in the final review and editing stage.
Molecular biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who study nitrogen-fixing bacteria in plants have discovered a "double agent" peptide in an alfalfa that may hold promise for improving crop yields without increasing fertilizer use.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and OCI N.V. announced that both companies remain fully committed to pursuing a combination of CF with OCI’s European, North American and global distribution businesses due to its strong industrial logic, significant expected synergies and value creation potential for shareholders.
The new chief executive of Canpotex Ltd expects the Canadian potash trader to decide around late 2016 where to expand West Coast terminal capacity, a move that could give it a faster route to Chinese buyers in a highly competitive market.
With wheat topdressing season soon approaching, producers may be wondering if it would pay to add chloride to their topdressing blend this year. Chloride (Cl) is a highly mobile nutrient in soils and topdressing is typically a good time for application, especially in regions of sufficient precipitation or with coarse texture soils that may cause leaching.
Potash miners, facing another round of tough negotiations with big buyers in China and India, are looking to support sinking profits by boosting sales of higher-margin specialty products, according to top executives.
Fall after harvest is an excellent time for soil sampling and testing. This year, with low grain prices, many producers may be looking for places to cut costs. However, cutting back on soil testing could result in lowering profits.
Having accurate soil test information is critical to making the right decisions regarding fertilizer input. Fertilizer cost has remained steady while grain prices have dropped this fall. Therefore, making good use of fertilizer input becomes critical to maximize profits.