Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
Supply · Service · Stewardship

3 Ways to Reduce the Pressure on Fertilizer Logistics

During a time-sensitive period, with already stressed logistical resources, ag retailers are concerned about fertilizer transportation. The announcement last week by Union Pacific Railroad (UP) saying they’d be reducing 20% of rail space to 30 large-scale customers–including a handful of fertilizer shippers–ؘwas another hurdle thrown up in the way of a smooth spring season.
“Everybody's already scrambling to get material and so this is going to make it that much more difficult,” says Ag Retailers Association President and CEO Daren Coppock. “It’s our understanding that UP is trying to deal with their bottlenecks and rail service delays across their network by scaling back what they will serve for some of their largest customers.”
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