Home > News > USDA Announces Grant Program to Increase U.S. Fertilizer Production

Agricultural equipment spraying field at sunsetA $500 million grant program from the USDA, intended for independent fertilizer suppliers, aims to increase U.S. fertilizer production in hopes of making the U.S. less reliant on foreign fertilizer sources and lowering prices for farmers. Grants ranging from $1 million to $100 million will be awarded and will provide funding designed to increase capacity and increase the amount of fertilizer that’s being produced for crop years 2023 and 2024.

Eligible entities include for-profit companies, not-for-profit organizations, farmer-owned cooperatives, state and local governments, tribes and tribal organizations, as well as certified benefit corporations. Private entities must be independently owned and operated to apply.

Read more about the USDA’s fertilizer grant program.


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