DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Tue Sep 9, 2014 01:03 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- CHS Inc., the giant U.S. energy, input and food cooperative, surprised the fertilizer trade last week with its decision to plunge into nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing. The price tag on its new plant near Spiritwood, N.D., had ballooned from an initial $1.2 billion to $3 billion just since 2012, making the commitment the single largest investment by CHS and the single largest private investment in North Dakota.

Meanwhile, cash corn prices had plummeted from $7 to $3.50 in the same time span, potentially affecting fertilizer ...

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