Bunge Is Newest Fertilizer Source

Bunge North America plans to market fertilizer in North America.

The North American operating arm of Bunge Ltd. has created a business unit to distribute and market fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Bunge North America will source the commodities domestically and internationally for sale to domestic dealers and co-operatives.

"Because of Bunge’s strong connections to the agriculture community and our efficient logistics network in North America, marketing and transporting fertilizer ingredients is a good complement to our existing operations," says Carl Hausmann, president and CEO, Bunge North America. "Bunge also is the leading producer of fertilizer in South America so our North American team will be able to build on Bunge’s existing knowledge and global relationships as we develop our business here."

Olavo Dietzsch has been named to lead the new unit. Dietzsch has most recently worked in business development for Bunge North America and strategic planning for Bunge Ltd.; he joined Bunge in 2001 as procurement manager for Bunge’s fertilizer business in Brazil.

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