NFU responds to CF Fertilisers closing Billingham ammonia plant

Responding to CF Fertilisers’ announcement that it will permanently close its ammonia plant at the Billingham Complex, NFU Deputy President Tom Bradshaw said: “This decision is a concerning one and exposes our fertiliser market further to global volatility.  Availability of fertiliser is a crucial element of domestic food security and relying on importing ammonia from global markets exposes British fertiliser production to possible long-term risks.

“Fertiliser is a vital tool that helps British farmers and growers produce food for the nation. It’s important that the Government now look closely at how this shift to a reliance of imported ammonia could impact our domestic food production and highlights the need to maintain access to all nitrogen fertiliser products including urea.”