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About the Fertilizer Industry  
The U.S. fertilizer industry generates more than $155 billion in economic benefit annually and provides more than 89,000 direct jobs and 406,000 indirect jobs for a total of more than 495,000 U.S. jobs. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
   
Fertilizer on the Farm  
Selecting fertilizer best management practices (BMPs) based on the right nutrient source, at the right rate, the right time, and in the right place is the first step to reducing nutrient loss. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
The industry is committed to providing growers the tools they need to remain profitable while protecting the environment. In 2016, the U.S. fertilizer industry contributed $996,500 to the research fund. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
Among reporting retailers, the industry employs 2.21 individuals per branch operation who provide agronomic services. Among the non-retail sector, the industry employs 2.15 individuals per organizational location who provide agronomic services. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
In 2016, reporting fertilizer retailers sold more than 631,000 treated nutrient tons of nitrogen. This represents 13.3 percent of the total nutrient tons of nitrogen sold by the nine reporting companies combined. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
   
People and Communities  
Across the fertilizer sector, the overall lost time incident rate has dropped from 1.1 to 0.8 cases per 100 full time equivalent employees between 2013 and 2016. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
   
Environment & Energy  
In 2016, participating companies reported capturing 8 million metric tons of CO2. This is the equivalent of taking 1,713,062 cars off the road for a single year. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
TFI members reported reclaiming about 1.4 billion gallons of water. That’s enough water to fill more than 2,100 Olympic-sized swimming pools. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
Members also reported recycling 461.9 billion gallons of water within their operations in 2016. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
In 2016, companies reported capturing 111.2 million GJ of waste heat. This is equivalent to 79 percent of the total energy use reported by all participating producers. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
Companies reported generating 2.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity from the capture and reuse of this waste heat. This capture and reuse of waste heat is enough to power 213,635 homes for a year. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
In 2016, companies reclaimed 6,641 acres of land. Visualize 106,256 tennis courts; that’s the amount of land members reported restoring to the environment. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
   
Fertilizer Transportation  
In 2016, participating companies reported shipping 19,627,038 tons of fertilizer via rail. It would take 798,679 trucks to move this same amount of fertilizer every year. https://www.tfi.org/our-industry/state-of-industry #FertilizerReport2018 via @Fertilizer_Inst Tweet
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