AMERICA'S AGRICULTURAL INDEPENDENCE IS SECURED

 

The U.S. Trade Commission has acted to enforce fair trade and protect American agriculture. This critical decision will provide farmers with security and choices and protect American manufacturing and workers from harm due to unfair trade.

A WIN FOR AMERICAN FARMERS

Fair trade is a win for American farmers and a win for American agriculture. Enforcing fair trade and competition—which is what this decision does—will create a more competitive American fertilizer industry that benefits farmers. This means more options and a healthy marketplace of trusted and reliable suppliers for farmers—including suppliers based here in the United States. Already, more suppliers are returning to the U.S. market encouraged by the promise of fair competition. This decision means farmers can rest assured that they won’t be wholly dependent on foreign countries to supply essential crop nutrients.

A WIN FOR AMERICAN MANUFACTURING & WORKERS

The U.S. phosphate industry supports nearly 50,000 jobs and contributes more than $12 billion in economic value in Central Florida alone. The unfair trade practices of Russian and Moroccan producers have damaged this vital economic engine but thankfully, it will not be allowed to continue. Now, U.S. companies have a level playing field to continue producing phosphate and supporting American jobs.

A WIN FOR AMERICAN AGRICULTURE & FAMILIES

Fair competition that includes U.S. producers is bigger than any one company or industry. It’s about ensuring a healthy marketplace and the security of having an American source for the critical nutrient to grow our crops. American crops that feed our families and help feed the world. It’s about our agricultural independence. Thank you for standing with us.

Ag Independence for America is a nationwide campaign to restore fair competition in the phosphate marketplace.