Production Schedule 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING GREEN MARKETS REFERENCE DATES

Beginning in 2016, the Green Markets publishing dates and issue dates will be aligned. All physical and electronic versions of Green Markets pricing data will reference the date of release of that pricing data.

If your organization’s contracts to buy or sell reference the Green Markets date, please make any necessary adjustments.

Green Markets 2016 Production Schedule

Below is the list of dates that the Green Markets weekly pricing data will be published. With the exception of issues 1 and 48, all 2016 reference dates will be Friday.

Please note that all previous editions and historical fertilizer commodity pricing dates will remain as published, and will remain available via subscription to Green Markets.

Issue Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
Publish Date
12/31/2015
1/8/2016
1/15/2016
1/22/2016
1/29/2016
2/5/2016
2/12/2016
2/19/2016
2/26/2016
3/4/2016
3/11/2016
3/18/2016
3/25/2016
4/1/2016
4/8/2016
4/15/2016
4/22/2016
4/29/2016
5/6/2016
5/13/2016
5/20/2016
5/27/2016
6/3/2016
6/10/2016
6/17/2016
6/24/2016
7/1/2016
7/8/2016
7/15/2016
7/22/2016
7/29/2016
8/5/2016
8/12/2016
8/19/2016
8/26/2016
9/2/2016
9/9/2016
9/16/2016
9/23/2016
9/30/2016
10/7/2016
10/14/2016
10/21/2016
10/28/2016
11/4/2016
11/11/2016
11/18/2016
11/23/2016
12/2/2016
12/9/2016
12/16/2016
12/23/2016
Issue Date
1/1/2016
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11/25/2016
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Questions and Answers:

Q: Why is Green Markets making this change?

A: Input from the vast majority of Green Markets clients has indicated that the date of release and the issue reference date should be the same.

Q: Why were the dates not the same?

A: Over 35 years ago, Green Markets had its beginnings as a print publication. It was produced on Friday and mailed the same day to be received by Clients on Monday. At the time, the industry relied on the Monday date as the definitive release date of the pricing information.

As Green markets is now primarily an electronically delivered product, it is no longer necessary to post-date the publication.

Q: When did Green Markets make this decision, and why wait until 2016?

A: This decision was made over the period of several months as we discussed the implications of the change with a variety of fertilizer market participants.

Based on the majority of the feedback from the market, it was determined that the first issue of January 2016 would be the optimal point to convert to a new reference date methodology. This gives all market participants sufficient time to make any necessary changes to their processes.

Q: Will there be any changes to the historical pricing data available through the subscription application?

A: All previously published pricing data will remain as originally dated in the Green Market archive.

Do you have more than one person in your organization, or more than one office that would like to receive Green Markets? Contact Jonathan Wentworth-Ping, Director, at jping@green-markets.com or call 1.603.357.8160 for custom licensing solutions that will keep your organization in compliance with U.S. Copyright Laws.