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Probing P losses from Midwestern crop fields

Surface runoff is generally considered to be the most significant source of that phosphorus. But studies by two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists show that underground tile drains—commonly used by Midwestern farmers to drain excess water from crop fields—are also major contributors of phosphorus.


Senate ag subcommittee assignments announced

U.S. Senate Ag Committee leaders U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chair, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) Ranking Member, announced subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress. Roberts and Stabenow serve as ex-officio members of all subcommittees.


TFI testifies before Senate Commerce Committee on rail issues

The Fertilizer Institute's (TFI) President Chris Jahn testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on the challenges and importance of transporting fertilizer by rail. 

The full committee hearing entitled, "Freight Rail Transportation: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Commerce" looked at challenges facing our nation's freight rail network created by higher demand, pending and proposed rules and regulations, and infrastructure needs.


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