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RMP Guidance

Click here to download guidance on how to comply with Risk Management Program requirements.

Nutrient & Water Quality Reports

Click on the documents below to view the most recent "Keep it for the Crop" report and an in-depth report on agriculture's involvement in reducing nutrient losses. 

NREC Assessment For Spring Fertilizer

As you sell spring fertilizer this year, the Nutrient Research & Education Council has asked IFCA to encourage our members to place the 75 cent per ton NREC assessment on the fertilizer invoice.  NREC feels very strongly that farmers should be aware that...More

Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Awareness Program

IFCA in cooperation with Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Department of Agriculture have developed a new online anhydrous ammonia safety awareness program for farmers. Funded by a grant from the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC),...More

Nutrient Research & Education Council News

Click below to see a press release on NREC 2014 funded projects and a list of project descriptions. 

SOS Medical Card Self Certification Procedures

Click on the link to view the Illinois Secretary of State's medical card self certification process and applicable categories.  Please also read the memo from the Sec of State suggesting ways to streamline your visit to the SOS office to complete this process. 

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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Fire Prevention Plan

IFCA members can click on the above picture to access the online fire prevention...More

Changes in Illinois Fertilizer Act

Click below to access the full text of the revised Illinois Fertilizer Act and a brochure explaining the new Nutrient Research & Education Council program.   Access the NREC website here http://www.illinoisnrec.org

Minibulk Testing

As you prepare for spring, please ensure that pesticides that you are repackaging into portable refillable container (minibulks) are in compliance with the USEPA minibulk regulations that went into effect in August 2011.  These requirements apply to minibulks that will be offered...More

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?

USEPA New Minibulk Regulations

The following documents help explain the requirements of the 2011 USEPA Regulations for Minibulks and Container/Containment Requirements. 


Professional Applicator Training

Click below to view the course description and register for the Asmark Institute Professional Applicator Training (PAT) taught by Dr. Robert Wolf. 

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. 
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