ADM expands Minnesota fertilizer terminal, blender

CANADA— ADM has completed expansions to its fertilizer terminal and blender in Minnesota, a move the company said is set to boost availability and access to quality crop nutrition products across the northern U.S. Corn Belt and western Canada.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has been operating at the St. Paul Port Authority’s Southport Terminal since 2006. In order to keep up with demand for fertilizers from wholesale markets and farmers, the terminal needed an update, according to Scott Nagel, ADM Fertilizer president.

Its location, immediately south of the intersection of two major highways, provides easy on-and-off access to the interstate for truck traffic.

ADM expects the new river terminal— which will have bulk storage capacity for a wide range of macronutrients and micronutrients that may be blended on site to meet unique crop nutrition needs of customers in the region — to strengthen its position as a preferred and reliable fertilizer supplier.

“The St. Paul facility is the newest leg of our strategy to be a world-class supplier of fertilizer,” said Nagel.

“It strengthens our global supply chain logistics infrastructure to help ensure we continue to reliably procure and deliver high-quality fertilizer. It is ADM’s robust logistics network that enables us to rapidly respond to changing market conditions like what we have been experiencing over the last year.”

In order to keep up with demand for fertilizers from wholesale markets and farmers, the terminal needed an update

Scott Nagel, ADM Fertilizer president Tweet

The facility is one of 28 river and interior fertilizer terminals across the U.S. and Canada operated by ADM, which supplies dry and liquid fertilizer to retailers and farmers throughout North America.

The expansion is ADM’s latest strategy to strengthen its global position. In 2022 alone, the company has expanded its German oilseeds facility, expanded starch production at its Minnesota facility and has acquired a feed mill in the Philippines to meet Asia’s demand for quality animal nutrition products.

On these investments and favorable market conditions the company has registered strong growth in its profits in the first and second quarters of the 2022 fiscal year.

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