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The Congressional Fertilizer Caucus is a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress who work together to support America’s fertilizer industry and the farmers they serve. It is co-chaired by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL). A full list of current caucus members is provided below, as well as a link to a congressional bio for each member.

The caucus works to educate their fellow policymakers and stakeholders about the important role fertilizers play in the agricultural sector and global food production mainly through four key topics.

  1. Environmental Stewardship: The fertilizer industry recognizes the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and has invested significant thought and resources into improving nutrient management with the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. The program encourages applying the right source of nutrient at the right rate and right time in the right place.

  2. Safety and Security: A commitment to safety and security is paramount for the industry. ResponsibleAg is an industry-led initiative to ensure that the storage and handling of fertilizer products complies with all federal regulations.

  3. Transportation: The fertilizer industry depends year-round on a safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation network. The industry also actively participates in and sponsors initiatives to promote safety in transportation, including TRANSCAER and the Advanced Tank Car Collaborative Research Program.

  4. Economic Impact: The U.S. fertilizer industry contributes $139 billion to the U.S. economy annually. Fertilizer producers, wholesalers and retailers, along with the businesses that serve them, support 452,702 U.S. jobs with a total annual compensation of $32 billion.

 

Current Congressional Fertilizer Caucus Members

Ralph Abraham (R-LA-5)                                             Trent Kelly (R-MS-1)

Rick Allen (R-GA-12)                                                    Ron Kind (D-WI-3)

Andy Biggs (R-AZ-5)                                                    Steve King (R-IA-4)

Rob Bishop (R-UT-1)                                                    Frank Lucas (R-OK-3)

Rod Blum (R-IA-1)                                                        Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3)

Mike Bost (R-IL-12)                                                      Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20)

Ken Buck (R-CO-4)                                                       Luke Messer (R-IN-6)

Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17)                                                 Roger Marshall (R-KS-1)

Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1)                                                John Moolenaar (R-MI-4)

Kathy Castor (D-FL-14)                                               Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2)

James Comer (R-KY-1)                                               Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4)

Michael Conaway (R-TX-11)                                       Collin Peterson (D-MN-7)

Jim Costa (D-CA-7)                                                      Cedric Richmond (D-LA-2)

Kevin Cramer (R-ND-AL)                                              Tom Rooney (R-FL-17)

Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)                                                Dennis Ross (R-FL-15)

Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-4)                                           David Rouzer (R-NC-7)

Jeff Denham (R-CA-10)                                               Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5)

Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8)                                              Mike Simpson (R-ID-2)

Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7)                                                     Adrian Smith (R-NE-)

Paul Gosar (R-AZ-4)                                                    Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2)

Garret Graves (R-LA-6)                                               Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5)

Sam Graves (R-MO-6)                                                 Fred Upton (R-MI-6)

Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2)                                                 David Valadao (R-CA-21)

Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4)                                              Bruce Westerman (R-AR-4)

Lynn Jenkins (R-KS-2)                                                 Ted Yoho (R-FL-3)