US cooperatives to build dry fertilizer warehouse

11 September 2012 19:20  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Minnesota-based farmer-owned cooperative CHS and Montana-based Mountain View Cooperative have formed a company to build a 35,000-tonne dry fertilizer warehouse at Collins, Montana, the cooperatives said on Tuesday.

Products stored at the new facility will include urea, phosphates, potash, ammonium sulphate and micronutrients.

Mountain View will be the facility’s exclusive fertilizer retailer, serving growers throughout their trade area. 

“Over the years, we’ve noticed a continued shift to earlier planting, and an increase in the time it takes fertilizer manufacturers to get products to us to meet growers’ needs,” said Bruce Clark, general manager of Mountain View.

“This new facility will enable us to meet our growers’ increased demand for nitrogen and sulphur products, to ensure healthy, profitable crop production,” Clark said.

The new warehouse supports the CHS objective of investing in projects that leverage cooperative enterprise capabilities and focus on the needs of farmers, CHS said.

“Urea normally produced and shipped from Canada is increasingly being used locally by Canadian farmers, greatly limiting product availability,” says Cheryl Schmura, CHS vice president, Crop Nutrients. 

Warehouse construction is underway, with completion expected mid-summer 2013.

By: Frank Zaworski
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