Statement on the Task Force on Agriculture & Rural Prosperity Report


January 8, 2018

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) expresses its appreciation for President Trump’s leadership and his support for rural America. TFI supports the recommendations outlined by the report unveiled today by the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to improve rural economic development, innovation and technology, workforce development, and quality of life.

U.S. farmers are using fertilizer with the greatest efficiency in history, and we are proud that fertilizer helps U.S. farmers grow more than $419 billion worth of crops each year. The Trump Administration’s commitment to streamline regulations, increase investments in infrastructure, and enhance access to high tech innovation, are just what agribusinesses and the communities in which they operate need to grow and thrive.

We look forward to working with the Administration and Congressional leaders to ensure that the new Farm Bill supports farmers as they implement site-specific, science-based practices tied to 4R Nutrient Stewardship. 


The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is the leading voice of the nation’s fertilizer industry. Tracing its roots back to 1883, TFI’s membership includes fertilizer producers, wholesalers, retailers and trading firms. TFI’s full-time staff, based in Washington, D.C., serves its members through legislative, educational, technical, economic information and public communication programs. Find more information about TFI online at Learn more about TFI’s nutrient stewardship initiatives at