Source: The Fertilizer Institute

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) expressed its intense opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule to establish numeric nutrient criteria for nitrogen and phosphorus for waters in the state of Florida. It is estimated that the rule, which was issued this week by EPA's Office of Water in Washington, D.C., will cost U.S. farmers between $272 million and $1.1 billion by 2040.

"This rule has an enormous cost and little benefit and we are urging EPA to reconsider this action," said TFI President Ford West. "We advocate smart and targeted policies that address water quality without placing an undue economic burden on farmers and the industries that support them. Such policies can achieve both environmental and food security goals."
 
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