CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen-based fertilizers. The company was founded in 1946 as the Central Farmers Fertilizer Company, a cooperative of Illinois farmers looking to produce and distribute nitrogen fertilizers for their farms. It is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
CF Industries primarily produces ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN), and ammonium nitrate (AN). These nitrogen-based products are essential for agricultural applications, as they provide key nutrients that enhance crop yield and quality. Nitrogen is one of the three primary nutrients required for plant growth, along with phosphorus and potassium.
CF Industries operates a network of production facilities and distribution terminals across North America and the United Kingdom, allowing the company to serve customers in major agricultural regions. Its manufacturing plants are mainly located in the United States and Canada, while distribution terminals can be found in both North America and Europe.