Rail transportation plays a vital role in the delivery of crop nutrients. In fact, the majority of anhydrous ammonia, one of the most economical and efficient sources of nitrogen for farmers, is transported by rail car. Each rail tank car can carry 80 tons of ammonia, which in turn produces approximately 128,000 bushels of corn. That one rail tank car also carries the same amount of ammonia as four truck cargo loads. That fact makes rail transportation the safest and most efficient way to transport ammonia. As a result, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and its members are engaged in a number of policy and regulatory issues that may impact the movement of anhydrous ammonia and other crop nutrients by rail transport.