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Keeping with the trend, cost for anhydrous ammonia has farmers seeking alternative production


WILLMAR -- Just like corn farmers who went out on a limb years ago to invest in ethanol plants, farmers may soon be considering the economic viability of investing in wind farms to create anhydrous ammonia from water.

Farmers are "big users" of anhydrous ammonia, the nitrogen-based fertilizer crucial for corn crops, said Bruce Reuss, chairman of the ag and renewable energy committee of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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