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Fall Webinar with Dr. Emerson Nafziger

Miss the Getting Fall Fertilizer Right Webinar?

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On Monday, October 23rd, IFCA held a public webinar with Dr. Emerson Nafziger with the University of Illinois to discuss variables affecting fall fertilizer decisions in Illinois. Dr. Nafziger provided a comprehensive breakdown of several important topics including fertilizer prices, rates, nutrient use efficiency, and fall nitrogen timing.

IFCA has made available
the Slideshow Presentation from the webinar.



2023 Applicator Manuals are now available

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Updated Nov 28, 2023

Staying In The Know

Items of Interest

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2023-2024 IFCA Scholarships

IFCA is once again offering four scholarships for undergraduate students seeking future employment in the agribusiness industry. Please find the attached application, and share with any prospective students you know would be a good candidate for the scholarship. The deadline to submit an application is December 15, 2023.

IFCA News Under the Dome - Veto Session

Click Here to view IFCA's "News Under the Dome” and catch up on all of the legislation that happened at the State Capitol this past fall veto session. Most issues that the Illinois Senate and House covered during veto session did not have a direct effect on agriculture. The General Assembly is not scheduled to come back to Springfield until ...more

AG-SOLVE PAC is Looking for Live and Silent Auction Donation Items

The IFCA’s AG-SOLVE PAC is looking for in-kind donation items for the live and silent auction fundraiser during the IFCA’s Convention and Trade Show on January 16-18th, 2024. The live auction with be on January 17th at 3:45 pm on the trade show floor.  If you have items to donate like vacation getaways, sporting event tickets, whisky/wine/craft beer baskets, ...more

Commercial Applicator/Operator Training Schedule

The University of Illinois’ Pesticide Safety Education Program will once again be hosting commercial applicator/operator training for the categories of general standards and field crops throughout the state beginning January 2024. Please click here to view the upcoming training schedule. Click here to be redirected to register for training.   Training for general standards and testing for all categories will ...more

U.S. Commerce Lowers Phosphate Fertilizer Duties

The U.S. Commerce Department announced it is lowering duties placed on phosphate fertilizers imported from Morocco from 19.97% to 2.12%. The decision came after the agency conducted an administrative review of the duties, which is performed annually by retroactively examining the price of shipments and other factors. The issue stems from a decision by Commerce that favored a petition by Mosaic to impose duties on phosphate ...more

Special Offer for IFCA Members for the Fluid Fertilizer Workshop on December 12 in Springfield

TFI is offering IFCA members a special discount for the Fluid Fertilizer Workshop that will be happening on December 12, 2023. As an IFCA member you will qualify for TFI member pricing this year, $300 off nonmember pricing. Use the code: STATE when registering. View below for more details:   Fluid Fertilizer Workshop Date: December 12, 2023 Location: BRANDT Facilities, Springfield, IL   IFCA qualify for TFI member ...more

Pesticide Disposal Companies

On several occasions, IFCA receives phone calls from our members seeking companies that offer pesticide or hazardous waste disposal.  We have updated a list of those companies that offer fee-based pesticide disposal. Please click here to view the list.

NTSB Preliminary report on Teutopolis roadway incident

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on Wednesday listing details of the roadway incident that occurred on September 29, 2023, near Teutopolis, IL that resulted in the release of anhydrous ammonia. Additionally, five people in the area of the crash died and eleven others sustained injuries ranging from minor to severe due to their exposure to anhydrous ammonia. Click here to read the preliminary ...more

Fall Ammonia Season Safety Reminders

As we prepare for the upcoming fall ammonia season, here is a listing of 14 key safety reminders and recommendations for handling & transporting anhydrous ammonia from IFCA:   1.  Remember to always utilize your ammonia gloves and chemical splash goggles when working around ammonia.  Never wear contact lenses when working around anhydrous ammonia. 2.  Always assume ammonia is present in all equipment or hoses ...more

EPA Solicits Comments on Treated Seeds

EPA has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to solicit public comments and suggestions about seeds that have been coated in pesticides, otherwise known as treated seeds.   Specifically, EPA is seeking comment on whether it should adopt a rule requiring treated seeds to be regulated under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Currently, treated seeds are not subject to FIFRA registration requirements ...more

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IFCA would like to thank Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Doris Turner for stopping by Brandt's Headquarter in Springfield yesterday. We talked about issues going on at the capitol and issues facing ag retailer.
IFCA's KJ Johnson gives an update from the Illinois State Capitol on the second of fall veto season.
Jason Solberg IFCA weighing Paul Berbaum’s N rate trial in support of the MRTN in east central Illinois. This is Paul’s 10th year of hosting these trials.
IFCA Regulatory Group meeting today at the Asmark Agricenter. Brad Beaver with IDA presenting today on activities with Environmental Programs.