Senator Lugar and Congressman Stutman have proposed the REFRESH Act - The Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger Act. I would like to see an inclusion in this REFRESH Act for a carry-over from the 2008 Farm Bill, Title IX, Section 9003, a renewable fertilizer study. I believe that NE Indiana could benefit from renewable NH3/ammonia fertilizer in particular. NH3 can also be a fuel and energy carrier, also now of interest to our local Office of Homeland Security where they with other local entities are working on a "Local Energy Assurance Planning" (LEAP) document. Ammonia will likely and hopefully receive evaluation for its potential future role in our local and regional energy future in this LEAP document.
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