The Missouri Fertilizer Control Board (MoFCB) was created by Missouri State Statute as an agency of the State of Missouri. The members of the MoFCB include five farmers, five fertilizer manufacturers or distributors, and three at-large members. The primary purpose of the MoFCB is to administer and enforce Missouri Fertilizer Law. As provided for by state law, the MoFCB issues permits authorizing the sale of fertilizer. The MoFCB regulates fertilizer sales by providing for a system of registry, field inspections, laboratory analysis, and enforcement procedures necessary to assure the quality of fertilizers offered for sale in the state. As part of its non-regulatory duties, the MoFCB pursues nutrient research, educational, and outreach programs to ensure the adoption and implementation of practices that optimize nutrient use efficiency, ensure soil fertility, and address environmental concerns.
The Missouri Fertilizer Control Board
- Exercises general supervision of the administration and enforcement of the Missouri Fertilizer Law and is governed by a 13-member board of directors.
- Determines the method and amount of fertilizer fees to be assessed.
- Adopts, amends, promulgates, or repeals rules and regulations to administer, implement, and enforce the Missouri Fertilizer Law.
- Provides systems of registry, fields inspections, laboratory analysis, penalty and enforcement procedures, and publications of results necessary to assure the quality of fertilizers offered for sale in Missouri.
- Pursues nutrient research, educational, and outreach programs.