Statement of The Fertilizer Institute President Chris Jahn on the U.S. Elections


November 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) President Chris Jahn issued the following statement on the results of the 2016 elections:

“TFI congratulates President-elect Donald Trump and all the candidates who won their elections to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

It is my sincere hope that the conclusion of the election will allow Congress and the new administration to hit the “reset” button, put aside past differences and work toward a common good.  Collaboration, cooperation and a sense of service to the public will be necessary for all our elected officials in the days to come. We are the United States of America, and it is now time to show unity by coming together to face challenges on the domestic and international fronts.

The U.S. fertilizer industry drives $162 billion in annual economic activity – and is active in virtually every state in the country. Our 84,000 employees work year-round to provide farmers with the tools and information they need to grow crops with maximum concern for the environment. We will continue to advocate for policies that support this activity.

TFI and its members are ready help the new administration and the next Congress grow our economy, create jobs, and preserve our earth’s precious resources. Our industry is wholeheartedly committed to sustainable operations throughout the supply chain – and with that, continuous improvement on environmental and economic performance. We hope that future regulatory discussions take this into consideration.”


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 and follow us on Twitter at @Fertilizer_Inst. Learn more about TFI’s nutrient stewardship initiatives at and on Twitter at @4rnutrients.