Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association news
The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association’s convention returned after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Nitrogen provides the fuel to feed the corn plant’s engine and meeting that need efficiently is at the forefront, particularly this year with price spikes and supply concerns.
High fertilizer prices, supply shortages and the weather converged this fall as farmers turn their focus toward nutrient management plans for the 2022 crop.
Mandatory anhydrous ammonia safety training is available online by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Will farmers be able to secure adequate supplies of popular row crop herbicides going into 2022? “The hot topic right now is lack of supply for certain products going into next season,” said Chad Threewits, Syngenta agronomy service representative for Indiana.
Working together and keeping an open dialog were common themes during Jean Payne’s leadership at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, and those qualities were reiterated at her retirement party.
The Midwest Ag Industries Exposition celebrates its 40th anniversary Aug. 25-26 at the McLean County Fairgrounds.
Illinois growers are invited to enroll in Anhydrous Ammonia Certified Grower Training sessions to fulfill state requirements on mandatory safety training.
Regulations, consolidations, state budget cuts, training requirements and environmental concerns are only a snapshot of issues Jean Payne took head-on during her two-plus decades at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association.
The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association has named KJ Johnson as its interim president. In this role, Johnson will serve as CEO. He will manage the overall operation and resources of IFCA, including oversight of regulatory and legislative issues and the development of programs that promote stewardship and safety for the nutrient and agrichemical industry.