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TFI President Testifies on Phosphate and Potash

Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute, gave testimony in the House of Representatives in support of phosphate and potash, two of three essential nutrients for ag productivity.

The hearing before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources focused on several bills related to critical minerals, including the Phosphate and Potash Protection Act of 2024. If enacted, the legislation would direct the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct an immediate review to determine the need for adding phosphate and potash to the Critical Minerals List.

“As the world population continues growing, it’s imperative that the sustainable production and use of fertilizers continues to provide the ability to grow more food without needing more land on which to grow it,” Rosenbusch said during testimony.

Only 14 countries produce potash, with Belarus and Russia providing nearly 40 percent of global production. The U.S. imports roughly 95 percent of its needs.

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