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TFI supports Congressional letter to STB as fertilizer shipments can exacerbate food problems

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TFI supports Congressional letter to STB as fertilizer shipments can exacerbate food problems

The Fertilizer Institute states that disruption of fertilizer transport rail services could threaten global food security.

Justin Ruschheim, senior director of government affairs, said that brownfield nutrients may not be supplied if the turmoil continues, potentially affecting crop production. “We are aware that there is a crisis in rail services right now. We are each thinking of the fact that railroads have to make some potentially challenging decisions.”

He says TFI supports Bipartisan letter From 51 lawmakers asking the Surface Transportation Board to work with the railroad company to resolve service issues.

With the coronavirus pandemic, providers have reduced services to absorb economic losses, and farmers are now paying for it, Louchheim says. “This is a stupid predicament. You have a railroad company that we have to plead with them to ponder the public interest and the public interest. A truly essential product, we ourselves. Make sure you can feed yourself, have national defense, and reach where they can go so that manufacturing facilities are not closed. “

The letter shows whether the fertilizer, grain and feed industries can reliably ship products that may help control imminent food shortages in regions of the world.



TFI supports Congressional letter to STB as fertilizer shipments can exacerbate food problems

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