Legislative Updates Updated September 15, 2016  

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Professional Training Courses

Click here to view and register for the Asmark Training Courses including the Ammonia Technician Course and the new OSHA Ag 30 course. 
 

Illinois 4R Code of Practice

See the IFCA 4R Code of Practice and Educational Poster.
 

Click the heading above for the daily maximum soil temperature at 4 inches in bare soil.
 

IFCA Keep it 4R Crop News

See the Summer 2016 Keep it 4R Crop Report below and the Spring 2016 edition.  The Summer edition features info on the latest soil nitrate levels and the latest on nitrate levels in Illinois drinking water supplies,
 

New IL Ammonia Rules & Compliance Guide

New rules for anhydrous ammonia facilities are effective July 1, 2016.  Click below for the new rules and a compliance guide from IFCA.
 

PSM Ammonia Regulation

Click below for the latest on the PSM rule.  Go to www.asmark.org to view the PSM compliance tools.  
 

Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Program for Farmers

Funded bythe Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC), this program consists of five ammonia safety training modules.  Go to http://learning.ifca.com.  If you have any questions please contact the IFCA office.
 

Pesticide Stewardship

Click here to access a bulletin on pesticide stewardship considerations for Xtend soybeans.    
 

IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Illinois EPA has released the state's Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, including a press release with quote from IFCA.  Click before for the strategy documents.
 

Fire Prevention Plan

IFCA members can click on the above picture to...More


New CDL Requirements Effective July 1, 2015

New federal requirements for commercial drivers go into effect on July 1, 2015, and the Illinois Secretary of State is implementing these changes for all Illinois CDL holders.  The changes are:
 
1. After July 1, 2015, anyone applying for, renewing,...More

2014 Limestone Producers Guidebook

Click here to view or download the 2014 Agricultural Lime Producers booklet.  
 

Restricted CDL For Transporting Ammonia Nurse Tanks

Click below for the application form to the IL Sec of State to obtain a restricted CDL for transporting ammonia nurse tanks.  
 
 restrictedcdl.pdf (204.27KB)

Facts About GMO's


Hours of Service Ag Input Exemption

Click here to see various guidance documents on the Hours of Service agricultural exemption.  On November 15, 2013 IDOT expanded the air mile radius for the delivery of ag inputs to 150 air miles.  See Illinois Register Notice below. 
 
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R Stamp Welders & CT Facilities in Illinois/Iowa

Click on this PDF to view R-Stamp Welders and DOT CT facilities that are certified to weld on anyhdrous ammonia nurse tanks in Illinois and perform testing for the Nurse Tank Inspection Program.
 

Compliance Assessment Tool - by Asmark

Are you meeting your compliance obligations?
 

mySPCC Program Now Available

Click to read about the mySPCC on-line compliance tool, which is endorsed by USEPA and is free thanks to the Asmark Institute and The Fertilizer Institute.  Click here to access the program http://www.asmark.org/mySPCC
 

Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Video For Farmers

This video is designed to provide farmers with safety information related to handling, transportation, application, first aid and...More


The Value of The Ag Retailer Brochure

Click here for a color brochure illustrating the value that ag retailers provide to the industry. 
 511_1.pdf (382.31KB)