AMERICA'S AGRICULTURAL INDEPENDENCE IS AT STAKE
Foreign governments are heavily subsidizing phosphate production and harming U.S. manufacturing and workers who make phosphate fertilizer, a critical crop nutrient, in America. If this practice is allowed to continue, U.S. phosphate producers will continue to be squeezed out of the market, leaving the supply and cost of this essential food production nutrient increasingly in the hands of foreign governments.
We would never rely solely on foreign interests for our energy, so why would we ever want to depend on foreign governments for the nutrients that help U.S. farmers grow our food?
America’s agricultural independence is at stake.
WHAT IS PHOSPHATE?
The essential food that grows our food.
Phosphate is one of three nutrients every plant must have to thrive. It has even been referred to as the “miracle mineral” for the role it plays in catalyzing biochemical reactions in plants and converting the sun’s energy into useful plant compounds. Phosphate is a natural resource and is essential for the health and vigor of all crops, with impacts such as uniform and early crop maturity, improvements in crop quality, increased resistance to plant diseases, and more.
Bottom line: American agriculture depends on phosphate.
AMERICAN FARMERS AGREE
ABOUT AG INDEPENDENCE FOR AMERICA
Ag Independence for America is a nationwide campaign to restore fair competition in the phosphate marketplace.