Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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To assist and represent the crop production supply and service industry while promoting the sound stewardship and utilization of agricultural inputs.

Legislative Updates

Updated Apr 26, 2017

Staying In The Know

Items of Interest

Regulatory Alert

In The News

NTIP Markings for Anhydrous Ammonia Nurse Tanks

There may be some confusion on markings on nurse tanks that are enrolled into the NTIP program.  The DOT-SP 13554 is no longer required as a marking on the side of the nurse tanks.  Click below for examples of current markings that are acceptable and markings that would be considered a violation. 

Spring Nitrogen Management Webinar & MRTN Updates

Click this link or paste it into your brower for a Spring Nitrogen Management Webinar from Dr. Nafziger @ the UI.  The Illinois Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) site has also been updated including a new Illinois map, available at this link:  An April 13, 2017 UI bulletin explaining nitrogen research results in detail is available at

Worker Protection Standard - How to Comply

Click below for resources on how to comply with the WPS which was effective on January 2, 2017.  This regulation applies to ag retailers who employ handlers of pesticides.  

Dicamba Stewardship Poster

Help promote pesticide stewardship on this new crop protection technology by following the "do's and don'ts" in this IFCA poster.  

New IL Ammonia Rules & Compliance Guide

New rules for anhydrous ammonia facilities are effective July 1, 2016.  Click below for the new rules and a compliance guide from IFCA.

Restricted CDL For Transporting Ammonia Nurse Tanks

Click below for the application form to the IL Sec of State to obtain a restricted CDL for transporting ammonia nurse tanks.  

Upcoming Events

IFCA Twitter

The Senate on Monday evening confirmed Sonny Perdue to serve as USDA Ag Secretary by a vote of 87-11.
EPA mulls delay of risk management program changes.
IFCA's John Rebholz was traveling the state yesterday seeing IFCA members. One of John stops was Gilman Fertilizer…
Gov. Terry Branstad speaking at the OCI Iowa Fertilizer event.
Ribbon cutting program has begun at the OCI Iowa Fertilizer plant in Wever, Iowa.


we have had our preplant hat on for several days now!
Perdue was announced as President Donald Trump's pick to run USDA on Jan. 19.

Keep It 4R Crop Twitter

IFCA's Keep it 4R Crop Program plants into differing heights of cover crops this week at @IllinoisNrec research sit…
In mid April the best cover crop is a dead or dying one--IFCA 4R Crop is assisting NREC on termination study at thi…
Get today's UI update on nitrogen management for the 2017 IL corn crop here: Thanks NREC!
Missed the Spring N Management Webinar today? It's here: Great info on N treatments, yields and soil N levels.
Learn about Right Source, Rate and Time for N Management in 2017. Free webinar on March 30 @ 9 am. Register here