The Fertilizer Institute has released the following statement regarding the passage of the new farm bill:
TFI applauds Congressional leaders for coming together in a bipartisan fashion to provide American farmers with the certainty and resources they need to plan for upcoming planting seasons. In particular, we appreciate lawmakers’ recognition that regulations might unnecessarily impede American farmers’ timely access to essential fertilizers. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Congress and federal agencies to advance safety and security as we provide the nutrients essential to feeding the world’s growing population.
We also commend congressional leaders for recognizing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is an important voice in this discussion and are pleased that the new farm bill recognizes the role of enhanced efficiency fertilizers. These innovative technologies are helping farmers meet environmental, economic and social goals through 4R nutrient stewardship (use of the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place).
We urge the President to sign the farm bill swiftly and, in doing so, allow our nation’s farmers to begin the spring planting season with U.S. farm policy firmly in place.
Source: The Fertilizer Institute