Feeding the Crops that Feed America
More Crops, Fewer Acres
Phosphate nutrient production is an essential activity that helps farmers grow the food that feeds America. Up to 60% of a total crop’s yield, or the amount that is harvested after being planted, depends on essential soil nutrients like phosphate, and there is no synthetic substitute. Phosphate helps grow stronger crops and improves inherent deficiencies that present challenges in growing crops like barley, canola, corn, rice and wheat. Without phosphate, more land would be required to grow the same amount of food and the cost of food would dramatically increase.
A steady domestic supply of Florida made phosphate ensures our country’s food security and well-paying American jobs.