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Senator Marshall Introduces Bill to Sustain Long-Term Viability of Domestic Fertilizer Industry

US Senator Dr. Roger Marshall
US Senator Dr. Roger Marshall

US Senator Roger Marshall has announced introduction of the Fertilizer Stewardship, Utilization, Sustainability, Technology, Access, Innovation and Nourishment (Fertilizer SUSTAIN) Act to strengthen the domestic fertilizer industry and ensure that American growers have access to the crop nutrients they need to grow the food that is relied upon by the United States and nations around the world.

The Fertilizer SUSTAIN Act builds on Senator Marshall's leadership fighting to make fertilizer more affordable.

"The United States has one of the strongest fertilizer industries in the world, but it would be even stronger if it wasn't hindered by unnecessary bureaucratic rules that other countries don't have to follow," said Senator Marshall. "By eliminating federal fertilizer regulations in the upcoming farm bill, Congress can help our domestic fertilizer producers excel against competitors like Russia and China and provide our growers with affordable fertilizer."

"Farmers and consumers depend on a stable supply of fertilizer and we commend Senator Marshall for his leadership on the SUSTAIN Act," said The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) President Corey Rosenbusch. "By advocating for a strong domestic fertilizer industry, this legislation helps insulate our nation's farmers against the forces of geopolitical instability and helps ensure that our food production system remains the best in the world."

"High fertilizer prices are adversely affecting family farms across the country," said National Corn Growers Association President Tom Haag. "Senator Marshall's bill would boost domestic supply to complement imported fertilizers and hopefully play a role in lowering the cost of these products. We are appreciative of the senator for his leadership on this matter."

(Information courtesy Senator Marshall's Office.)