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Still Awaiting Ruling on NH3 by Rail

The Fertilizer Institute remains watchful of a ruling from The Surface Transportation Board regarding the railroad's petition to pass along all liability costs to the shippers of ammonia.  Rail rates and surcharges on ammonia rail shipments have skyrocketed lately, another apparent move by the railroads to price the movement of ammonia by rail out of the market.  For a full story on the situation, go to