Legislative Updates Updated October 23, 2014  

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4R Code and 4R CCA Certification

The IFCA and the Illinois CCA program announce the development of a 4R Code of Practice and 4R Specialty CCA certification.  Click here to view the press release. More

IFCA IDA Ammonia Safety & Stewardship Press Release

Click here to view a joint IFCA and IL Dept of Ag press release on anhydrous ammonia safety and stewardship for the fall 2014 fertilizer season.  
 

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 Kevin Runkle at the IFCA office.More

2014 Limestone Producers Guidebook

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

Click the heading above for the daily maximum soil temperature at 4 inches in bare soil.  The documents below are about stewardship and University of Illinois guidelines for fall nitrogen applications.
 

Calling for Grain Samples to Improve Fertility Recs

Ag Retailers!  Click here for instructions to submit grain samples to help UI improve P & K fertility recommendations.  UI needs your help on this NREC project.  
 

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)

Send Comments on WOTUS

Click here  for a one pager on the Waters of the US proposed rule and how to submit comments to USEPA.  
 

Facts About GMO's


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. 
 

RMP Guidance

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

2013 NREC Annual Report & 2014 Projects

Click below to view the 2013 NREC Annual Report and a summary of NREC projects in 2014.  For more information on NREC please go to www.illinoisnrec.org
 

Professional Applicator & NH3 Training

Click here to view and register for the Asmark Training Courses including the Professional Applicator Training taught by Dr. Robert Wolf and the Ammonia Technician Course.   
 

USEPA Minibulk Regulations

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

 

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


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