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House Study Bill 646

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 200.3, Code 1999, is amended by adding
  1  2 the following new subsection:
  1  3    NEW SUBSECTION.  15A.  "Organic agricultural product" means
  1  4 the same as defined in section 190C.1.
  1  5    Sec. 2.  Section 200.20, Code 1999, is amended to read as
  1  6 follows:
  1  7    200.20  PHOSPHORIC ACID, NITROGEN AND POTASH REQUIREMENTS.
  1  8    1.  No phosphatic Except as provided in subsection 2, a
  1  9 person shall not sell, offer for sale, or distribute, any of
  1 10 the following:
  1 11    a.  Phosphatic fertilizer containing less than eighteen
  1 12 percent available phosphoric acid (P205), nor any nitrogen.
  1 13    b.  Nitrogen fertilizer containing less than fifteen
  1 14 percent total nitrogen (N), nor any potash.
  1 15    c.  Potash fertilizer containing less than fifteen percent
  1 16 soluble potash (K2O), nor any mixed.
  1 17    d.  Mixed fertilizer in which the sum of the guaranteed
  1 18 analysis of total nitrogen (N), available phosphoric acid
  1 19 (P2O5), and soluble potash (K2O), totals less than twenty
  1 20 percent shall be offered for sale, sold, or distributed in
  1 21 this state. This section
  1 22    2.  Subsection 1 shall neither not apply to specialty
  1 23 fertilizers as defined in section 200.3, subsection 23, nor to
  1 24 any of the following:
  1 25    a.  A specialty fertilizer.
  1 26    b.  A fertilizer designed to be applied and ordinarily
  1 27 applied directly to growing plant foliage to stimulate further
  1 28 growth.
  1 29    c.  Compost materials to be applied on land, if any of the
  1 30 following apply:
  1 31    (1)  The land is being used to produce an agricultural
  1 32 commodity that is an organic agricultural product.
  1 33    (2)  The land is in the transition of being used to produce
  1 34 an agricultural commodity that is an organic agricultural
  1 35 product, pursuant to rules adopted by the department as
  2  1 provided in chapter 190C.  
  2  2                           EXPLANATION
  2  3    This bill amends Code chapter 200, which authorizes the
  2  4 department of agriculture and land stewardship to regulate
  2  5 fertilizers and soil conditioners, including by providing
  2  6 standards for their effective use.  Code section 200.20
  2  7 provides that phosphatic fertilizer, nitrogen fertilizer,
  2  8 potash fertilizer, or a mixed fertilizer cannot be sold in the
  2  9 state unless it meets standards for chemical content.  The
  2 10 Code section provides that this prohibition does not apply to
  2 11 specialty fertilizers or fertilizers applied directly to
  2 12 growing plants.  This bill provides that the prohibition also
  2 13 does not apply to compost materials to be applied on land, if
  2 14 the land is being used to produce an agricultural commodity
  2 15 that is an organic agricultural product under Code chapter
  2 16 190C or is in the transition of being used to produce an
  2 17 organic agricultural commodity.  
  2 18 LSB 6479HC 78
  2 19 da/cf/24
     

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