USDA works to increase domestic fertilizer production, expand double cropping

Vilsack announces more than $50 million in awards to expand domestic fertilizer production


Last updated 10/25/2023 at 11:52am

Press release

KANKAKEE, Ill. — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week highlighted progress made in partnering with farmers and American businesses to increase innovative domestic fertilizer production and in making it easier for U.S. farmers to grow food through the practice of double cropping.

USDA also announced $52.6 million in awards under the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program, which will fund 17 new projects to boost domestic fertilizer manufacturing, support innovative fertilizer technologies, and help lower costs for farmers.

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