TFI Memorandum on Questions Related to Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonium Nitrate-Based Fertilizers

Following the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, reportedly including approximately 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, questions may arise from authorities, distributors, and customers. The fertilizer industry is twice as safe as our industry peers, and the safe and secure handling of fertilizers is paramount to TFI and its members.

TFI issued a memorandum (found here) to provide resources for questions related to ammonium nitrate and ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers and to provide updated information on the domestic transportation of other fertilizers under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). 

The full memo can be read here

The fertilizer industry is committed to the safe and secure handling of all of all fertilizers. The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and ResponsibleAg developed this resource in 2018. Further information on the industry's efforts to promote safe handling practices is available at


Guidelines for the Safe and Secure Storage and Handling of Ammonium Nitrate