McLean County Farm Bureau

ITC rejects duties on nitrogen fertilizer

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) denied a proposal from the federal government to impose duties on nitrogen fertilizers imported from Russia, Trinidad and Tobago. “This comes as a welcome relief,” National Corn Growers Association President Chris Edgington said in a statement. “We have been sounding the alarms and telling the ITC commissioners that tariffs will drive up input prices to even more unaffordable levels for farmers and cripple our supply.” Read more about the ruling.