Friday, October 13, 2017

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) celebrates the second annual Global Fertilizer Day on October 13, 2017. On Global Fertilizer Day, international agricultural professionals gather to celebrate the key role that fertilizer plays in meeting the growing global demand for nutritious and sustainably-grown food. TFI joins Fertilizers Europe, Fertilizer Canada, the International Fertilizer Association, and the International Plant Nutrition Institute in marking Global Fertilizer Day.

We are the men and women who work in the U.S. fertilizer industry – and we are 89,000 proud. Whether engineers at large-scale fertilizer producers, wholesale workers who store fertilizer until farmers need it or family-owned retailers who work with farmers, we do our jobs with pride.

The food to feed our growing global population depends on a steady supply of fertilizer nutrients before it is harvested. Our highest priority is to ensure that natural resource stewardship, community safety and responsible agricultural practices are part of the equation.

Did You Know
Fertilizer significantly increases the amount of food that can be safely grown per acre and experts say this allows two out of five people around the world to have access to a reliable food supply.
U.S. fertilizer companies employ close to 90,000 people, and the fertilizer industry contributes $155 billion to the U.S. economy.
The safety of our employees, first responders and local communities is our highest priority. We experience fewer than one-half the safety incidences of our peers in the chemical manufacturing and wholesaler industries. *
Through the industry’s support for 4R Nutrient Stewardship, farmers are achieving higher yields, lower input costs, and reductions in nutrient losses to the environment.
Companies in the fertilizer industry seek to return mined land to nature. In 2015, the equivalent of 4,200 football fields of land was reclaimed or restored. *
U.S. farmers have more than doubled corn production using just 6.9% more fertilizer than they used in 1980.

*The Fertilizer Institute’s 2016 State of the Fertilizer Industry report.

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Global Fertilizer Day

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Global Fertilizer Day


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Photo Contest

Join Our Photo Contest

Step 1: Upload a photo that you think embodies your pride in the fertilizer industry.

Step 2: Upload it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #TFIFertilizerDay.

One lucky winner will be selected and informed by October 31, 2017. Winners will receive a Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler valued up to $199.