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General Funding Information
A unique statewide partnership funded by private registration fees.
Funds for this program come from industry-supported pesticide and fertilizer registration fees on speciality and agricultural products. Registration fees are paid for by companies which register their products for use in Michigan. A tonnage fee on bulk nitrogen fertilizers is also a source of funding. Nitrogen tonnage fees are paid directly by bulk fertilizer users.
Pesticide registration fees account for about 72% of the revenues with the remaining being provided by nitrogen fertilizer users. Specialty (household) products generate approximatley 40% of the total revenues with the remaining coming from agriculture and other wide-area pesticide uses.
Over 90% of the revenues generated by these fees are returned directly to pesticide and fertilizer users through education, technical-assistance, and cost-share programs.