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Learn more about additional resources that help us fulfill the mission of the FFAA and recent news coming from The Fertilizer Institute.

It is a pleasure to know— and a delight to share— that the Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association is and has been a relevant and useful resource for its members, for the industries we represent, and for our information partners in the media.  It is good to know, too, that there are additional resources that we ourselves can call upon to help us fulfill the FFAA mission.

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Recent News of the Surface Transportation Board Nominees

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) was in the news just recently, praising President Donald Trump’s two new nominees for the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and calling on the U.S. Senate to quickly confirm them.

“The confirmation of Mr. Patrick Fuchs and Ms. Michelle Schultz will allow the STB to operate at near full capacity and enact reforms necessary to help farmers, agribusinesses, and manufacturers be more competitive in the global marketplace,” TFI President Chris Jahn said for an April 10 press release.  “It has been far too long since the STB was fully staffed.”

The STB is a federal, bipartisan, and independent adjudicatory board and economic-regulatory agency.  It was charged by Congress with the task of resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers.  The STB was established in 1996 to assume some of the regulatory functions that had been administered by the Interstate Commerce Commission when the ICC was abolished.

Jahn praised Fuchs and Schultz for their “extensive knowledge, expertise, and proven leadership abilities.”  Jahn noted that their combined legal and policy experience will enhance the STB’s efforts to update its oversight of the modern-day rail marketplace.

“The fertilizer industry depends on safe, reliable and cost-effective rail transportation to deliver fertilizer year-round, which is essential to U.S. food production,” Jahn said.


More About The Fertilizer Institute

For its part, the Washington, D.C.-based Fertilizer Institute is the leading voice of the U.S. fertilizer industry.  The TFI acts as an advocate for fair regulation and legislation, a consistent source for trusted information and data, a networking agent, and an outlet to publicize industry initiatives in safety and environmental stewardship.  Its mission is to represent, promote, and protect the fertilizer industry through the following strategic initiatives:

  • To foster a prosperous fertilizer industry through legislative and regulatory activities at the federal, state, and local level.
  • To effectively address issues impacting TFI member companies.
  • To share knowledge about the fertilizer industry with members, government, and the agriculture industry on issues related to fertilizer and the farm economy.

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