Think you know about fertilizer? Think again. The U.S. fertilizer industry contributes $162 billion to the U.S. economy. The fertilizer producers, wholesalers and retailers, and the businesses that serve them support 515,900 U.S. jobs with total annual compensation of $36 billion. Businesses in every state and their operations pay $15 billion in state and federal taxes each year. Fertilizer helps keep U.S. farmers profitable, and helps them grow in excess of $400 billion worth of crops each year.
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