The Fertilizer Institute celebrated the good news in the recently released Hypoxia Task Force’s report to Congress. It shows significant progress toward the goals of the Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan of 2008.
TFI President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch says it is good news. While there is still work to do, he says the report shows significant progress. “TFI has long advocated for grower adoption of nutrient stewardship practices such as the 4Rs because they work,” Rosenbusch says. “These practices keep fertilizers on fields where they belong and out of the nation’s waterways where they do not.”
He also says it proves that science-based conservation practices voluntarily adopted by farmers and ranchers are having a tremendous impact on the nation’s water quality. “They should be applauded for their continued efforts to grow more food with less environmental impact,” he adds. TFI will use the report for continued farmer and policymaker education.