If you’re thinking about adopting bio-stimulants on the farm, new legislation is in your favor

With new farm income expected to be cut this year and input costs, like fertilizer, well above historical averages, new legislation in Congress hopes to support another form of crop nutrition.

The Plant Bio-Stimulant Act was recently presented in both the House and Senate and aims to support farmer adoption of bio-stimulants as well as provide clarity to the emerging marketplace.

The Fertilizer Institute says with a growing population and demand for ag products, bio-stimulants have great potential, but there are hurdles that need to be overcome including the lack of uniform framework to regulate them as plant nutrition products.

The Institute hopes this legislation can create a path forward to market as well as offer ways to boost research and testing.