EPA and USDA Announce Next Gen Fertilizer Challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency has teamed up with USDA to advance agricultural sustainability with the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges. The competition includes two challenges that seek proposals for new and existing fertilizer technologies to maintain or improve crop yields while reducing the impacts of fertilizers on the environment.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the new initiative jointly during a virtual press conference on Wednesday.

Also participating in the announcement were Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, as well as representatives from organizations working with the agencies on the competitions – The Fertilizer Institute, the International Fertilizer Development Center, the National Corn Growers Association, and The Nature Conservancy.

EPA and USDA announce Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges (18:40)