Environmental Opportunities and Responsibilities for the 90's
Entering my third decade in the fertilizer and chemical business, I am amazed at how different each decade has been. During the early 70's the most important challenge we faced was feeding the world. We helped American agriculture go on a production binge, proving we had the capacity to produce what the world needed but lacked the resources to buy and distribute. We, of course, became awash in grain and during the early 1980's, we along with our customers, fought for our very survival. We have been on a twenty year roller coaster ride and have really had little control over the peaks and valleys caused by political and economic policy and, in all probability, we may have little control over these factors during the next twenty years.