Lawmakers Considering Nitrogen Tax on Farmers

Lawmakers Considering Nitrogen Tax on Farmers

February 22, 2013

Saying farmers should pay an added fee for all Nitrogen Fertilizer products to help fund repairs to California water systems in certain areas of the state where there is nitrate contamination, but agriculture officials are pushing back. 
A new report from the state’s water board is urging the Legislature to enact the new fees

Manual Cunha is President of the Nisei Farmers League in Fresno. He said that lawmakers should just hold on. What about homeowners and municipalities using nitrogen, which ends up in retention ponds in many cities.

Cunha said if everyone paid then it would be more fair.