Watertown Crop Nutrients, a CHS, Inc./Watertown Elevator Association partnership and fertilizer hub Watertown, S.D., has a track loop for unloading 136 cars. Most trains are 85- and 110-car “unit” or “shuttle” trains of nitrogen fertilizer, but the facility has had trouble getting in single cars, 5-, 10- and 15-car orders of fertilizer elements that must be blended for customers. Photo taken May 9, 2014, Watertown, S.D. (Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Not all fertilizer shipments improve
WATERTOWN, S.D. — Railroads say they’re catching up train fertilizer shipments. That’s true, but some suppliers say their 2014 problems aren’t over, and they won’t be easily forgotten.
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