Compass Minerals Commemorates Global Fertilizer Day
Compass Minerals is proud to recognize Global Fertilizer Day on Wednesday, Oct. 13, acknowledging the importance of the agriculture industry.
Global Fertilizer Day celebrates the people who work to meet the growing global demand for nutritious and sustainably grown food. According to The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), two out of five people around the world have access to a reliable food supply because of the fertilizer industry.
TFI also reports that the approximately 90,000 people working in the U.S. fertilizer industry contribute nearly $155 billion to the economy, while also significantly increasing the amount of food that can be grown per acre. Agriculture experts estimate that without the use of fertilizers, global food production would decline by 50%.
Our Protassium+® line of premium fertilizer products play a role in meeting global crop demand. As a dual nutrient source, Protassium+ delivers high potassium and sulfate sulfur to help farmers achieve greater yields and deliver consistent crop quality – demonstrating just one way Compass Minerals helps keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives through the responsible transformation of Earth’s natural resources.
Fertilizer is an indispensable part of agriculture and is closely tied to the land and the surrounding water resources. With this relationship comes a responsibility to be good stewards of the environment. Nearly 90% of Protassium+ is sustainably produced through a natural solar evaporation process, and the remainder is processed through two unique processes – ion exchange and glaserite methods. In all methods, the water and natural elements remaining after the extraction process are returned to the lakes for future reuse.
You can read more about Compass Minerals’ commitment to the environment in the company’s 2020 ESG report.