Additional Funding Allotted to American-Made Fertilizer Production

USDA received over 350 applications for the first rounds of the grant program.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this month that $29 million in funding will be added to the grant program that supports the increase in domestic fertilizer capacity. The USDA said the grants will “help independent businesses increase production of American-made fertilizer, which will spur competition, give U.S. farmers more choices and fairer prices and reduce dependence on unreliable foreign sources like Russia and Belarus.“

“I know that increased costs for fertilizer and other inputs have put a strain on farmers and cut into the bottom line. The Biden-Harris Administration and USDA understand the importance of taking on the root causes and need to invest in the agricultural supply chain here at home to create a resilient, secure, and sustainable economy for the long haul,” Secretary Vilsack said. “By expanding the production of domestic fertilizer supplies, we can grow independent local businesses, bring production and jobs to rural communities and support fair prices for our farmers.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For USDA officials as they oversee the awarding of grants for domestic fertilizer production.
  • For discernment for Secretary Vilsack as he heads efforts to support and sustain U.S. farming.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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