STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT What a change in agriculture!
For those of us old enough to remember them, the late 1980s and early 1990s were a gloomy time for many agriculturalists in the Upper Midwest. Drought and poor commodity prices made it difficult for e... Posted on 5/10/13 at 8:54 AM
No comments have been made yet on the Air Pollution Control Permit to Construct requested by CHS for its proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., according to Craig Thorstenson, environmental engineer for the North Dakota Department of Health.
BNSF reports 32 of its goal of 52 trainloads of fertilizer over a six-week period beginning April 12 have been delivered, an increase from 26 trainloads from last week’s report. The CP report notes 177 train cars were delivered in North Dakota during the week of April 27, an increase from 109 cars during the week of April 20.
Updated fertilizer shipment statuses from BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway were released Monday, showing BNSF has half of its goal of 52 trainloads of fertilizer have been delivered. This is an increase from 13 delivered trainloads in last week’s report. The CP report notes 109 train cars
CHS corporate officials continue to review the status of the proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood, N.D., according to Carl Casale, CHS president and CEO. The latest information does not include a timeline for any future decisions.
Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely deliveries.
An anticipated announcement on the proposed CHS Inc. nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., was delayed by the company Tuesday.
Annette Degnan, marketing communications director for CHS, said “significantly higher than expected construction and labor cost estimates,” were prompting further review of the project.
The combination of a high valuation and a long construction period has made determining the value of tax incentives for the proposed CHS nitrogen plant in Spiritwood (N.D.) Township difficult, according to Casey Bradley, auditor and chief operating officer for Stutsman County.
CHS Inc plans to build a 26,000-ton fertilizer hub in Lakota, N.D. Operating as part of the Lake Region Grain unit of the company’s Country Operations division, the new facility will exclusively handle dry fertilizer product and benefit from shuttle train access off the Burlington Northern rail line.
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