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CHS executes minority purchase of CF Industries’ Nitrogen

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and CHS Inc. announced that they have commenced their previously announced nitrogen fertilizer strategic venture. CHS completed its $2.8 billion equity investment in CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC, a CF Industries subsidiary, and begins receiving delivery of urea and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) from CF Industries under a long-term supply agreement.

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Topdressing wheat with nitrogen

Now is a good time to start planning for topdressing nitrogen (N) of the winter wheat crop. With adequate soil moisture in most areas of the state, and some fairly small wheat in many fields due to late planting and dry weather in early fall, there are some key elements that need to be considered when deciding on the exact program to use.

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Report: Poor ventilation, storage decisions led to 2013 fertilizer explosion

A massive 2013 fertilizer company explosion that killed 15 people and caused nearly $250 million in damage was likely the result of bad ventilation and poor material storage decisions. Those are among the key findings of a January report on the deadly incident released by the U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).

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LSB Industries’ Pryor, Okla., facility resumes production

LSB Industries, Inc. announced that its Pryor, Okla., chemical facility was fully operational and began producing all products on Jan. 17, 2016. As announced on Dec.r 27, 2015, both Pryor’s urea and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) plants were taken down when the facility’s production of nitric acid (a component of UAN) had to be halted in order to repair a leaking joint in that plant.

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Could weather woes increase fertilizer costs?

The recent heavy rainfall in the Midwest has some in the industry worried about what it could do to prices for common inputs such as fertilizer. All that excess rain and snowfall could lead to leaching, limited product transportation and increased fertilizer demand to counter the loss of soil nutrients.

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Heavy fall rain and nitrogen loss

Really, it just had to rain large amounts in December. Seems we can’t get any relief from worrying about excess rain and impacts on nitrogen (N). The questions have already begun – what about fall 2015 fertilizer and manure N applications? There are a few things to consider. It is quite hard to make an estimate of losses for such an extreme event and time of the year. Following are factors to consider that will affect loss potential, including if N was applied and if so what fertilizer product or manure source.

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