Uniform NH4, NH3 Pricing
Soybeans, Corn, Milo, Sudan, Iron Chlorosis,
Platte Valley Yellows.
Potential for July NH3 Price drop, More
Low $125 per Ton, New Orleans, High $450 per Ton Iowa
From the Corn
Belt to the Pacific Coast.
Producers, university specialists, economists, and scientists report
the changing times.
Producer reporting gets the news current.
CRP interest is gaining, from 23
million back to 40 million acres it could easily happen to avoid
an economic collapse. Set aside may be the first signal.
Export demand for American Beef
to China is in the slow lane based on regulations. The Chinese are
Ethanol becomes much more
competitive (GHG Emissions) over petroleum based hydro carbons.
Higher priced oil is also helping as corn ethanol has a
good price .
ANWR opening could drive a bigger
supply of NH3 from Kenai, Alaska. Washington State NH3 production
is getting closer to the 2020 deadline.
Existing CRP acres will go to
pasture land as a simple solution to the economics in maintaining
the breeding herd. Producers with CRP in Southern Idaho
regard CRP as good potential for grazing land.
Wheat acres are dropping. Hybrid
wheat is not viable. Hybrid winter wheat has never been viable on
the Great Plains and creates a problem rather than solves a
problem. Winter Wheat has high erosion potential with 90%
of the erosion coming from winter wheat. These soils are a good
place for CRP.
Hybrid Corn rotations are
not maintaining growth and Exactrix says Less is
More in VRT-Site Specific application of TAPPS and TAPPKTS.
Soybeans are looking the
best with 20 million more acres potential with Iron Chlorosis and
Platte Valley Yellows under control at the end of the decade.
Hybrid Winter Canola with SRS is
a power play with a decade ending event of exponential
Residue gasification has failed
for now, lack of good technology or poor conversion values
generated by or from Obama DOE.
Improved genetics winter and
spring legumes are more attractive wherever wheat can be
displaced. Spillman farm leads the way with ARS breeders.
German diesel engine producers
are working hard to delete the DEF with dual fuel bio-diesel. A
big impact on ammonia pricing is coming.
is most likely a supply glut of NH3 coming, when is the question.”
No-tillage application of nutrients remains the only long term
solution to soil productivity.”
McClure, Kramer Seed, Certified Wheat Seed Producers, at Hugoton, KS
reports, Changes in Nutrient costs.
Supporting prices for micro-nutrients, Guy Swanson.
December 2017 pricing.
NH3 pricing dropped to $300 per ton from another vendor.
Ben McClure took it immediately, He had an empty 18,000 gallon
storage tank to take the entire transport load.
The Load had been sent out with bad delivery instructions.
NH3 transport direct to farm storage @ $385 .00 per ton. 23.4 cents
per lb. of N.
Stranded Loads with on farm storage @ $300.00 per ton or 18.3 cents
per lb. of N.
10-34-0 @ $340 per ton.
Thio-Sulfate @ $250 per ton
KTS @ $670 per ton.
Micro Nutrient Quotes for December 2017.
Iron Chlorosis Candidates.
Exactrix TAPPKTS-ZN with Tri-Flow injection of 5/6 chelation’s of
Ferrilene at 3 to 4 gallons in VRT, Site Specific.
Scott City, KS Helena.
Hot Batch, Helena, $12 to $15 per gallon dependent on batch size.
Ammoniated Zinc. $1.10 to 1.25 per lb.
Chelated Zinc, $4.50 to $5.50 per lb.
Merchant Grade Phosphoric Acid. 0-52-0_______.
Lowest delivered NH3 prices reported on the Great Plains for 2017.
July Delivery $220 per ton. 13.4 cents per lb. of N.
NOLA price $125 to $150 per ton, July.
Inside the Kramer Seed/McClure document you will discover that an
additional 12% to 15% margin has been going on for about 9 years.
review the attached
written by Ag Economist and Manager, Ben McClure.
Continuous Winter Wheat harvest at Lyons, KS, Averaged 100.2 bushels
per acre in 2017. Exactrix TAPPS, Mustang tool bar applied by Mark
Ricker, Wheat on Wheat.
in winter wheat production and every acre is No-tillage production
by Mark Ricker, Pioneer dealer at Lyons, KS. Supported by Crop
Quest, Mr. Jon French.
Smaller NH3 plants are part of a
new era in pricing and supplying NH3 to the local market.
Manning in Northern Alberta to
Culiacan, Sinola, Mexico. Get it done with big trucks at 14 pH NH3,
high quality steel and diesel power.
west, you will find better quality and wider highways built with
basalt and glacial granitic deposits of hard rock, or a better rock
utilized in construction over long distances?
Rocky Mountain Doubles in the West and Canada?
17,000 gallons of propane or NH3 on 9 axles.
Rocky Mountain Doubles at the inspection station in Lehi, Utah,
October of 2017.
The wide open west allows Propane or NH3 to be delivered from
Colorado border westward at the 102nd meridian.
Are older tanks
Tank 5,195 gallons built in in 1965 at South San Francisco by
American Bridge Division, United States Steel .435 Shell. Head ¼
Semi-Trailer, Tank, 11,600 gallons. Built in 1977 at Hattiesburg,
Mississippi. Mississippi Tank Company, .383 Shell. Head ¼ inch min.
only be guilty of thinking too small. Western landscapes and
weather require more efficient deliver in a low population area.
population areas must have low cost transportation across the west.
A whole different approach to trucking as compared to the condensed
or highly populated Midwest, Texas and California.
Dakota has even more axles allowed due to wide open spaces and low
Up to 110
feet total overall length, at 81 feet of total trailer length, 13
total axles, and the load can be 155,500 lbs. A Special Permit
required for Interstate 90 or 29. Get it done in South Dakota with
858,643 people that cannot be wrong.
a 10% overload grace. That means 170,000 lbs. is legal at no more
than 50 mph and within 50 miles of the headquarters.
A 10 axle
machine at 18,000 gallons.
Nutrients in TAPPS and TAPPKS become more available at high (7.5 to
9.0 pH) and low pH (6.5 to 5.0 pH).
The basic reason for TAPPS and
TAPPKTS with Ammoniated Zinc and Manganese.
High pH soils require Less to get
More keeping calcium at bay improving P and K availability.
Low pH soils must have TAPPS and
TAPPKTS to protect manganese and aluminum toxicity .
High production alfalfa requires
TAPPKTS preplant on 10 inch bands. NH3 improves the availability
of P and K.
Expo in Alberta. An exceptional machine for exceptional conditions
in Northern Alberta. Running strong in snowy conditions.
Texas Tool Bar. A power play in Winter Canola. Lohn, Texas.
Down-pressure, Mustang Tool Bar. Construction is 7 x 7 with band
spacing of 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 30, and 40.
The tools are adjustable for Binary Banding.
The in-frame hydraulic cylinders are oversized for 45 feet of
application width at 10 inch Mustang Opener spacing.
The wing cylinders have a hydraulic weight transfer circuit to apply
weight from the center section.
Cylinders hold the tool bar in the smile position in the corners.
Frame depth wheel tires maintain stability at high speed.
Tool Bar designs. Exceptional timing and delivery of Exactrix TAPPS
and TAPPKTS in all seasons.
Rotational Band Loading and
P-51C Mustangs band deep and tool
bar runs fast at 10 to 12 mph.
Deep Banding to 7 to 8 inch
Rotational Band Loading in
From Cotton to
Canola, Corn to Soybeans. Binary Banding provides seminal root
Immediate access to nutrients at
A no-tillage power play. At
highest levels of root colonization of NPKS stimulants and
The next chapter
in high production at lowest cost. Corn, Beans, Canola, Milo and
Iowa State says, “It does no good to fertilize soybeans in Iowa.”
Acidic soils for sure.
Exactrix says, “It works every time in high pH soils. “
Soybeans get a yield punch from Exactrix TAPPKTS Band Geometry and
specialized chemistry for Platte Valley Yellows.
The same tool can be utilized for wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton,
alfalfa, and winter canola.
Mustang Tri-flow deep banding openers in combination with a
indexed tool bar. Pre-plant or in crop.
under the growing plant. Nutrients must be placed in deep bands to 8
inch depth to assure maximum early access to TAPPKTS, Ferrilene, Mn
SO4, Rhizobia and Mycorrhizae.
roots go deep to 6 feet but not very wide. About 10 to 20 inch wide.
The start is critical to go with deep 6 foot root program.
Ferrilene, Manganese, TAPPKTS, Rhizobia, and Mycorrhizae are
positioned for immediate plant uptake.
under the plant, Binary Banding of TAPPKTS with micros, Rhizobia,
Mycorrhizae solves the nutrient access problem.
Exactrix Binary Banding can
produce soybeans in high pH soils. Producers can go where they
could not go before.
Platte Valley Yellows can be
greatly reduced with Ferrilene, Manganese Sulfate, Rhizobia and
Exactrix recommends a 30 inch or
20 inch row design to concentrate nutrients and micro-biology.
Tri-flow injection with Mustang
SRS can be used for Rhizobia, and
not wide. Soybeans must have precision geometry to access nutrients
Proprietary Exactrix products make this happen.
farmer generated factors will solve the high nutrient cost problem.
Better NH3 30,000 gallon storage
Advanced NH3 application tooling
will lower the price of all nutrients. Every large and third
ammonia plant can be closed.
Producers can build their own
ammonia plants locally. The pricing all starts with ammonia.
The Big 4
must have rail delivery to compete with the small NH3 plants. The
chances of the railroads retooling their railroad is nil to slim.
delivery is a form of storage. Those who control the storage control
the price. The dysfunctional NH3 pipelines are at risk with smaller
plants on site making on time delivery.
the Mississippi, Columbia and Snake River are the safest and most
economical way to move ammonia.
delivery is a key marketing trick of the Big 4. FOMO, Fear of
Missing Out works a marketing technique.
false demand by holding back the supply since the storage of the
railroad is gone. That means trucks.
in barges could overcome a lot of economic problems. Meanwhile small
NH3 plants in stranded areas make a lot of sense.
and new plants located more to the demand area provide a better
marketing design as the railroads pull out. Geneva, Nebraska. 2017
at $60 per ton? It is time to review a more competitive stance
at $2.50 to $3.00 corn.
can take back control of NH3 as they originally had control in the
60’s to the late 90’s at 6 cent N.
producer said, “Tell the hedge fund manager to leave us alone. Let
us compete for the markets. It is about my margin that counts. It is
not about their oversized Canadian margin”.
smaller, smaller is 75 ton per day, local NH3 plants that match
transportation and delivery to your storage tanks makes more sense.
your farm with a 1 year advance supply builds National structural
strength in war time.
must produce at the most efficient level in war time. This is a
National Security issue.
war brought the issue to the forefront as grains were stored on farm
sites for years in the 70’s and 80’s.
supply is at risk with large ammonia manufacturing plants which are
big targets for a marching army.
plants are a strategic target. Dilution of the target size and
locations is very important. Bigger is not better.
Let the small NH3 plants compete
and meet the nitrogen needs of the producer.
If NH3 storage tanks were installed
on 50% of the farm acres the NH3 price would adjust as close as
possible to the cost of production of NH3.
In the meantime Exactrix owners get
exclusive price breaks. NH3 manufacturers and wholesalers of NH3
know where the storage tanks are located on the landscape.
Nurse tanks. The present NH3 Nurse tank design from the Coops is
the throttle point.
10 mph at 60% of the university recommendation is possible with
Exactrix designs and TAPPS, TAPPKTS with micros.
It is possible to
fertilize soybeans with NH3, APP, Thio-sul®, KTS®, AZn, Ferrilene,
Manganese and addition of Rhizobia, Mycorrhizae.
TAPPS Formulator 2KM Weigh Master.
Liquid NH3 Injection, 2KC Weigh Master, Series 3.
Tri-Ammonium Poly Phosphate
Sulfate or Crystalline TAPPS.
The Dysfunctional Fertilizer
Manufacturing Industry is a mess without the TVA leadership.