Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Winds Farms & Agrichemical Applications

IFCA has been asked to help facilitate productive dialogue between the wind energy companies who seek to site and erect wind farms throughout Illinois.  To date we believe there has been a lack of clear communication between everyone on how these farms impact the ability to secure aerial application and in some cases the wind farm contracts have also contained provisions that could impact any production agriculture activity in the vicinity of the towers.  IFCA is meeting with a wind energy company to help improve communications in the hopes that valid issues with aerial application are recognized.  If possible we'd like to see the towers sited to hopefully allow aerial application and also make sure the contracts do not impede in any way the business of ground application of agrichemicals and nutrients.