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.
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.
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.
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