Senator Continues Work to Ensure Farmers Have Access to Fertilizer, Meets with Central Plains Ag Services Managers and Farm Leaders

August 01 2016 10:15 aaa

Senator Hoeven will meet with managers of Central Plains Ag Services and farm group leaders in Hannaford to update them on his work to ensure reliable and convenient access to anhydrous fertilizer for farmers in the 2017 growing season. Last December, the senator introduced and worked to pass legislation in the year-end funding bill preventing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from implementing a regulation that would force agricultural retail facilities to comply with the same chemical storage requirements as a wholesale facility. This would have caused many retailers to stop selling to farmers at rural locations and threaten to limit the supply of anhydrous ammonia, a nitrogen fertilizer that is critically important to producers.

WHEN: Monday, August 1
10:15 a.m. CT

WHERE: Central Plains Ag
721 109th Ave SE