This post is part of a series highlighting work across the fertilizer industry as featured in TFI’s State of the Fertilizer Industry Report. Visit www.fertilizerreport.org to learn more.
No matter where you live, there’s a good chance someone in your community is hungry. According to USDA, in 2019, more than 37 million people in the United States struggled with hunger. Now, with the Coronavirus outbreak, the number of people struggling to find adequate food is growing exponentially. In recent weeks, many food banks are reporting as much as a 50 percent uptick in demand.
In the past few months, we’ve seen the business community make some major announcements regarding their role in combating large societal challenges. Larry Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, acknowledged that climate change is “driving a profound reassessment of risk,” and therefore they plan to realign a significant portion of their capital to match their investors’ values.
In the era of 24-hour news and journalism in the era of social media, getting eyes and ears on your material is sometimes more important than getting the story right. We saw that this week in an NPR story, "Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution, Study Finds," which lays the majority of the blame on the fertilizer industry.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2018 - The members and the Board of Directors of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) voted this week to undertake a major organizational restructure which will include the transfer of key scientific assets and programs to The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), Fertilizer Canada and the International Fertilizer Association (IFA).
The Micronutrient Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced plans to enter into a partnership with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). Under the partnership agreement, members of the MMA will become TFI members effective January 1, 2019. The MMA will continue to operate as a committee within TFI with regularly scheduled meetings.
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If there is such a thing as a typical year in the agricultural industry it would run on cycles, pre-planting, planting, pre-harvest and harvest. Each cycle requires meticulous planning and many times this can include nutrient management planning. I am a firm believer that any nutrient management decision should include a “4R” decision by default. When someone makes a nutrient management decision while focusing on an overall 4R strategy, I believe they will be more successful all around.