IFCA President says “no one needs to panic” over ag input supplies

The President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association says she does not expect supply of ag inputs to be greatly impacted by disruptions from COVID-19.

Jean Payne tells Brownfield when looking at seed, fertilizer and chemical for spring field work, “I think that we’re in good shape as far as far as the initial flux of need for inputs. Our members are ready to go for the spring.”

She says if there is any concern it would be for the resupply, after the initial round of inputs but, “From that standpoint, I would say no one needs to panic, certainly.”

Payne says they are hopeful for a normal planting season, but as always, she encourages good communication between farmers and ag retailers.

She says IFCA has had to cancel some face-to-face applicator trainings from coronavirus concerns, but they are offering free temporary online trainings to keep applicators on track.

Interview with Jean Payne

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