April 23, 2009 Contact: Kathy Mathers

This National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s interview with TFI President Ford B. West emphasizes the benefits that fertilizer retailers provide to the agricultural community. Specifically, the interview discusses how local retailers are helping growers deal with the challenges facing them this spring planting season, including weather and the economy. It also explains how the agronomic expertise of fertilizer retailers improves the efficiency and profitability of farmers by promoting implementation of the 4R nutrient stewardship system, which incorporates the use of the right product at the right rate, right time and right place. Additionally, the interview highlights the positive contributions that fertilizer retailers make in the rural communities where they are located by providing a wide range of employment opportunities and adding to the success of local farmers.