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Local planning faulted in Texas fertilizer site explosion

Reuters — An explosion at a Texas fertilizer storage facility in 2013 that killed 15 people likely happened because the owner of the site kept combustible material near a 30-ton pile of ammonium nitrate, according to a report released by the federal Chemical Safety Board on Monday. The April 17, 2013 blast was especially deadly […] Read more

Spring run on fertilizer creates challenges

CNS Canada — Seasonal challenges are popping up for fertilizer users this spring, according to the president of Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers — but Dan Mazier says they’re not your typical ones. “The supply seems to be all right; definitely anhydrous ammonia is available,” he said. However, he’s heard some reports that this year’s phosphate […] Read more