4R Nutrient Stewardship

The 4R philosophy is an innovative and science-based approach that offers enhanced environmental protection, increased production, increased farmer profitability, and improved sustainability. The concept is to use the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, with the right placement. Implications of the 4R nutrient stewardship system will spread far and wide through agriculture and society as a whole. For fertilizer use to be sustainable, it must support cropping systems that provide economic, social, and environmental benefits. Enhanced understanding, adoption and promotion of 4R stewardship is the goal of the sponsors of this website.

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A.J. Sackett & Sons Company

The A. J. Sackett & Sons Company is a Baltimore, Maryland USA based manufacturer of dry bulk processing systems. Founded in 1897, the company now has sales worldwide. We specialize in equipment and systems for the fertilizer industry. Our company supports industry trade associations. We are members of the The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Round Table. Sackett personnel serve on the board of the Fertilizer Round Table and the Fertilizer Institute. We also participate in worldwide forums on the fertilizer industry. A. J. Sackett is known for their in depth knowledge of fertilizer processes and for their heavy duty equipment .

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AAPFCO

AAPFCO is an organization of fertilizer control officials from each state in the United States, from Canada and from Puerto Rico who are actively engaged in the administration of fertilizer laws and regulations; and, research workers employed by these governments who are engaged in any investigation concerning mixed fertilizers, fertilizer materials, their effect, and/or their component parts.

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Africa Fertilizer

AfricaFertilizer.org is a global initiative to facilitate the exchange of information on soil fertility, fertilizers, and good agricultural practices in Africa.  AfricaFertilizer.org is led by IFDC, in partnership with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its CountrySTAT program, and the African Union Commission (AUC) and its NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency.

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African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) works with the public and private sectors to invest in fertilizer markets so African smallholder farmers can grow food and profits.

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AgProfessional for Dealer and Applicator

AgProfessional for Dealer and Applicator is the online version of the AgRetailer magazine featuring general news and information pertaining to the agricultural retail sector.

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Agricultural Resources Association

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) advocates, influences, educates and provides services to support its members in their quest to maintain a profitable business environment, adapt to a changing world and preserve their freedom to operate.

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AMITSA

The role of the inputs market in promoting food security and agricultural growth is critical to the success of regional and national agricultural policies. Among the major constraints to increased use of agro-inputs in East Africa is the lack of information about these agro-inputs. It is against this background that IFDC in collaboration with East Africa Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have developed AMITSA, the Regional Agricultural Input Market Information and Transparency System.

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Arrmaz Custom Chemicals

ArrMaz is a privately held specialty chemical manufacturer, headquartered in Mulberry, Florida. From its inception in 1967, uncovering specific needs and delivering effective solutions that create customer value have been the company's core philosophies.

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Asmark Institute

Established in 1990, Asmark became a well-respected and established provider of risk management services and products to the agricultural industry. The first fifteen years amassed a very unique collection of intellectual property, educational training materials, software technologies and compliance assistance materials, services and systems, all geared specifically to the retail agricultural sector. The Institute was formed on September 1, 2005 as a private, not-for-profit educational organization, to provide the resources necessary to effectively support, lift and advance those it serves.

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BNSF Railway

BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this nation's economy.

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Canadian Associate of Agri-Retailers

CAAR is the only national Association dedicated to representing agri-retailers across Canada. Agri-retailers actively support Canadian growers in the production of the highest quality food possible by protecting food quality, protecting farm productivity, and long-term sustainability of our industry.

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Canadian Pacific

CP operates in a highly regulated environment in which railway operations are subject to federal laws, regulations and rules in both Canada and the United States which directly affect how we manage many aspects of our railway operation and business activities.

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Canadian National Railway

A rich history and a bright future. We are more than just a railroad. We are a transportation company that offers integrated transportation services: rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution. We continue to deliver the goods year in and year out. We are an engaged corporate citizen, committed to the safety of our employees, customers and the public.

CN is invested in building shareholder value and stronger communities, focused on environmental stewardship and developing an exceptional environment in the workplace.

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Energy Information Association Natural Gas Weekly Update

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

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Fertilizer 101

An objective look at 5,000 years of recorded world history will tell you several important things about people in the collective sense. First, human beings are full of wonderful potential for compassion, innovation and achievement. Secondly, these qualities are brought to full bloom where and when people have access to healthy food.

Most of those estimating world population growth agree that by 2050 there will be more than 9 billion people on the planet. That’s nearly 3 billion more than are alive today. More of all kinds of people with all kinds of ideas with at least one thing in common: They will often be hungry and they will need food to eat.

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Fertilizer Australia

Fertilizer Australia, is the industry association representing manufacturers, importers and distributors of fertilizer in Australia, and associated service industries.

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Fertilizer Canada

Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. The fertilizer industry plays an essential role in Canada’s economy, contributing over $12 billion annually and 12,000 jobs. The association is committed to supporting the fertilizer industry with innovative research and programming, while advocating sustainability, stewardship, safety and security through standards and Codes of Practice. As the foundation of Canada’s agri-food sector, Fertilizer Canada continues to make changes that positively impact the environment, the economy, and the social fabrics of Canadian life.

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Fertilizer Industry Round Table

The Fertilizer Industry Round Table is a forum for industry leaders from across the supply chain — from soil science to economics to production and distribution — to share best practices, innovative technologies, global market trends, and ideas that positively shape the future of our industry

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Fluid Fertilizer

The Fluid Fertilizer Foundation (FFF) is the research and education arm of the fluid fertilizer industry.

Founded in 1982, the Foundation represents the combined efforts of fertilizer dealers, equipment manufacturers, suppliers of allied products, agricultural chemical producers, commercial laboratories and basic producers of plant nutrients to provide research and educational funding for continued improvement in the application and efficiency of fluid fertilizers.

 

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.

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Henry Hub Natural Gas

CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX.

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Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources serves Nebraska by providing internationally-recognized science and education to assure the state's competitiveness in a changing world.

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International Fertilizer Industry Association

The efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients play a vital role in achieving global food security and sustainable development.
As the only international association for the global fertilizer industry, IFA promotes the industry through its research and outreach initiatives

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International Plant Nutrition Institute

IPNI is a global organization with initiatives addressing the world's growing need for food, fuel, fiber and feed. There is widespread concern for issues such as climate change and relationship of crop production to the environment and ecosystems, and IPNI programs are achieving positive results. Best management practices (BMPs) for nutrient stewardship encourage the concept of applying the right product (source), at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place.

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James J. Williams

James J. Williams (JJW) has safely and  efficiently transported dry and liquid bulk freight since 1926. With millions of miles rolling beneath our wheels each year, JJW's experience, dedicated customer service and innovative technology gives customers the highest level of service.

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Kettle Falls International Railway

Kettle Falls International Railway (KFR) operates over 160 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage in Northeastern Washington State and Southeastern British Columbia. KFR operates from the BNSF interchange at Chewelah, Washington to Columbia Gardens, British Columbia. A second line operates from Kettle Falls, Washington to Grand Forks, British Columbia.

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National Agriculture Library

The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

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Northeast Regional Climate Center

Established in 1983, the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) is located in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. It serves the 12-state region that includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia. Major funding is provided through a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Center's staff works cooperatively with the National Climatic Data Center, the National Weather Service, state climate offices, and other interested scientists in the Northeast to acquire and disseminate accurate, up-to-date climate data and information

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Nutrients for Life Foundation

The Nutrients for Life Foundation is an educational non-profit that provides information and resources to educators and the public about the vital role fertilizers play in feeding our world. Through donations, we are able to offer free educational materials on soil science to educators. All of our resources are science-based, user-friendly, and utilized by educators across the country.

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Salco Products

Founded in 1983, Salco Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, assembles and distributes a variety of plastic and metal products used in tank cars, hopper cars and containers. Industries served by our customers include the railroad, trucking, food, chemical, petroleum, plastics and mineral industries throughout North America.

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Southwestern Fertilizer Conference

The Southwestern Fertilizer Conference, Inc. (SWFC) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association, established in 1925, originally to host a fertilizer grade hearing for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. With the introduction of dealer blending and liquid fertilizer in the 1950’s, interest in the grade hearing aspect of the conference waned. The fertilizer industry, however, continued to use the conference as an opportunity to maintain business relationships. It remained regionally focused until the 1980’s, when interest in and from other geographic areas drew wider participation. Attendance grew rapidly each year after that, mostly from word-of-mouth promotion, often expressed as “everyone is there because everyone is there.”

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SRY Rail Link

Southern Railway of British Columbia (SRY) is a major transporter of freight in British Columbia providing the highest quality service at a competitive cost.

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The Fertilizer Institute

TFI is the leading voice in the fertilizer industry, representing the public policy, communication and statistical needs of producers, manufacturers, retailers and transporters of fertilizer. Issues of interest to TFI members include security, international trade, energy, transportation, the environment, worker health and safety, farm bill and conservation programs to promote the use of enhanced efficiency fertilizer. 

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The Sulphur Institute

The Sulphur Institute (TSI) is an international, non-profit organization established in 1960. The Institute is the global advocate for sulphur, representing all stakeholders engaged in producing, consuming, trading, handling or adding value to sulphur. We seek to provide a common voice for all stakeholders to promote the uninterrupted, efficient and safe handling and transportation of all sulphur products while protecting the best interests of the environment.

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Trimac Trucking

From its inception in 1945, Trimac Transportation has consistently sought and achieved industry leadership, and has a proven reputation for safe and reliable service.  Trimac Transportation has become one of the largest bulk carriers in North America through internal growth and strategic acquisitions.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

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U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor, established in 1999, is a weekly map of drought conditions that is produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The U.S. Drought Monitor website is hosted and maintained by the NDMC

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Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States.

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Westcan Bulk Transport

Westcan is one of the largest niche bulk commodity haulers in western Canada. Headquartered in Edmonton, AB we service customers throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Western Arctic.

Western Plant Health Association

The Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) represents the interests of fertilizer and crop protection manufacturers, biotechnology providers, distributors and agricultural retailers in California, Arizona and Hawaii. WPHA members comprise more than 90 percent of all the companies marketing plant nutrients, soil amendments, agricultural minerals and crop protection products in California, Arizona and Hawaii.

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Westway Terminals

Westway Terminal Company LLC is a premier provider of bulk liquid storage and related services throughout the world. We concentrate on the chemical and commodity markets and distinguish ourselves by providing high quality customer service. From creating convenient locations to custom building facilities to unique storage and blending services, we are willing to do whatever it takes to help our customers.

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World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

 

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

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World Bank Group

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.

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