NCGA pushes to end fertilizer tariffs –



IARN – The National Corn Growers Association claims that one of the major fertilizer companies has erected an insurmountable barrier to prevent major competitors from entering the US market. A letter from the NCGA says the barrier is hurting American farmers. The NCGA and its state affiliates signed a letter sent to Mosaic, one of the country’s leading fertilizer producers.

The letter criticizes Mosaic for tariffs imposed in March by the International Trade Commission at the request of the fertilizer company. “Mosaic’s position to date has been a masterpiece of irresponsible corporate social responsibility,” the letter adds. “Only 15% of phosphorus imports now enter the United States duty free. “

The organization also points out that experts claim that the use of the Commerce Department and the Trade Commission to manipulate the supply curve does indeed dictate the price to farmers. NCGA calls on Mosaic to change course and allow critical supply to return to United States

Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.

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