Author Archives: Kathy Mathers

About Kathy Mathers

Mathers is director, public affairs for The Fertilizer Institute, Washington, DC.

3 Steps To Safeguarding Fertilizer Sales

Just one look is sobering. The devastating impact of war is often featured on television and in newspapers, but may not be something that we come face-to-face within our own communities. Here at The Fertilizer Insti­tute (TFI) however, we have become perhaps more familiar with the individuals whose lives have been forever changed in just

2013 Agricultural Policy Outlook Unpredictable

No matter where one sits in the world of agriculture, weather matters. While the past season’s drought is fresh in everyone’s minds, Mother Nature provided equally taxing incidences that placed agriculture in the opposite circumstance of floods with very much the same outcome. Whether it’s a drought or a flood, we are in the business

Farm Economy In The Balance

All farmers rely on our products to produce food, feed, and now fuel, with corn being the nation’s largest fertilizer consuming crop. Since the introduction of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) in the House, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has been expressing serious concerns with the impact of this legislation on

The Legislative View

Editor’s Note: In these difficult economic times, it would be easy to overlook some key pieces of legislation that could impact the ways ag retailers do business during 2009. CropLife magazine asked three trade associations to tell us what issues they will be working on during the upcoming year. by Susan Helmick, CropLife America As