The Fertilizer Institute Monday released its list of 2023-2024 public policy priorities for working with the Biden Administration, regulatory agencies, and a closely divided 118th Congress.
TFI President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch says, “we are strongly advocating for policies that ensure the fertilizer industry is able to continue feeding the world sustainably though innovation, efficiency, and legislative and regulatory updates that are long overdue.” TFI’s priorities are broken down into seven key areas: Economic Growth & Competitiveness; Transportation & Infrastructure; Environment; Safety & Security; Farm Bill Reauthorization; Permitting & Registration; and Innovation.
Those changes include reforming the National Environmental Policy Act. TFI describes the legislation as convoluted, time-consuming, and expensive, regarding its permitting process. As for the Farm Bill, Rosenbusch says it’s “all about conservation and continuing to push for science-backed 4R Nutrient Stewardship adoption by growers and removing the existing barriers to grower adoption.”
TFI also wants hurdles removed for biostimulants, a new innovation in agricultural fertilizers.