The Fertilizer Institute Expresses Support for the Confirmation of Sam Clovis for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Economics and Education


July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 — The Fertilizer Institute’s (TFI) President Chris Jahn, today expressed TFI’s support for the nomination of  Dr. Sam Clovis of Iowa to be the next Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Economics and Education.

"American agriculture will find a knowledgeable and strong advocate in Dr. Clovis,” said Jahn. “With his unique experience, I am certain that he will quickly prove to be an asset to Secretary Perdue and the entire agriculture community.”

The Fertilizer Institute’s (TFI) members are strong supporters of 4R Nutrient Stewardship: choosing the Right Nutrient Source to apply at the Right Rate at the Right Time and in the Right Place. Our member companies are leading the way in the development and implementation of new technologies and scientifically-based nutrient management for agricultural cropping systems to better meet social, environmental, and economic goals.

The nation’s fertilizer industry including producers, importers, retailers, wholesalers and companies that provide services to the fertilizer industry is one of the world's largest, and makes a tremendous contribution to U.S. economic growth. The industry generates more than $154 billion in economic activity, and directly employs more than 88,000 Americans in quality high paying jobs.

“We believe that Dr. Clovis will work with all stakeholders to ensure that American agriculture has the tools necessary to meet the many challenges ahead, and continue growing the food, fuel, and fiber to feed the world,” said Jahn. “We urge the Senate to act quickly and confirm Dr. Sam Clovis as our next Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Economics and Education."


The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is the voice of the nation’s fertilizer industry. TFI’s membership includes fertilizer producers, wholesalers, retailers and trading firms. TFI 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