A dizzying array of ongoing research projects, with sponsors ranging from the Energy Department to multinational food industry giants, may determine whether carbon credit markets can become a reliable, meaningful source of income for farmers.
Nutrien reported a third-quarter loss of $1.03 per share primarily related to an $823 million writedown of its phosphate assets, compared to earnings of $141 million for the same quarter a year ago, but otherwise had a good quarter, the company said.
A semi-annual global fertilizer report published by RaboResearch in June shows that imports of nitrogen, phosphate and potash to North America in the first quarter of 2020 were down 22% from last year, despite an increase in the number of planted acres.
The health of the Chesapeake Bay took center stage at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing Wednesday, as a Maryland senator threatened legal action to ensure Pennsylvania meets its goals under the federal-state plan to clean up the estuary.
The health of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, is steadily improving, a strong indication that the six-state-plus-Washington, D.C. effort known as the Chesapeake Bay TMDL is working to reduce pollutants in the Bay watershed.