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Instructions for completing the Fertilizer Report of Tonnage Distributed (AG-00673)


The following instructions will help guide you in completing the form. This report is mandatory and must be filed by July 31, 2016 even if your firm has zero “0” sales to report and/or no fees are required.

If you have any questions please email carol.durden@state.mn.us or call 651.201.6379 before you proceed. Please verify that your license number, company name and address(s) are correct. Make any updates/corrections directly to the form.

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(back page of form)

INSPECTION FEE DUE COLUMNS (Fertilizer sold to end user (grower)

This section (left side of form) is to be completed in its entirety by the person responsible for the payment of the inspection and ACRRA fees to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA).

  • COUNTY CODE (where product was applied) column: Enter the county code in which the product was actually applied. Separate lines are required for each county code for each raw fertilizer material. See a list of the county codes and their respective county names.
  • FERTILIZER CODE column: Enter the fertilizer code of each raw fertilizer materials. See a list of the fertilizer codes.
  • FERTILIZER MATERIAL column: Enter each raw fertilizer material sold, not the grade of each custom blend sold. Do not enter fertilizer brand names.
  • FERTILIZER ANALYSIS (NPK) column: Enter the percentage analysis for the Nitrogen, Phosphates, and Potash guarantees. If the product is a secondary or micronutrient product with no NPK, leave this column blank.
  • INSPECTION FEE DUE TONS columns: Enter the number of tons of each raw fertilizer material. Total the tons, enter the data at the bottom of page 2 and on page 1 line1.

FEE EXEMPTION COLUMNS (Fertilizer sold to licensed dealer/distributor)

This section (right side of form) is to be completed in its entirety if you are claiming an exemption (fertilizer sold to another licensed agricultural fertilizer dealer, wholesaler and/or distributor).

  • LICENSE NUMBER column: Enter the Minnesota Fertilizer License Number of the firm purchasing fertilizer. The name and address will not be accepted. Separate lines are required for each exempt company tonnage claim of each fertilizer material. See a list of Minnesota Fertilizer Licenses.
  • FERTILIZER CODE, FERTILIZER MATERIAL and FERTILIZER ANALYSIS columns: Enter the respective fertilizer code, the raw fertilizer material sold and percentage analysis for the Nitrogen, Phosphates, and Potash guarantees. If the product is a secondary or micronutrient product with no NPK, leave the Fertilizer Analysis column blank. See a list of county codes and fertilizer codes.
  • EXEMPT TONS column: Enter the number of tons of each raw fertilizer material sold. Total the tons, enter the data at the bottom of page 2. DO NOT INCLUDE THIS NUMBER ON PAGE 1.

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  • INSPECTION FEE: Multiply the total tons from the “Inspection Fee Due Tons” column (from page 2) by $.79 (with a minimum of $10 due) and enter the dollar amount of line 1a.
  • LATE FILING/PENALTY FEE: If report is being filed after the deadline (postmarked after July 31st) a late filing fee is required. To calculate the late filing fee, multiply the dollar amount from line 1a by 10% (0.10). Enter this amount on line 2a with a minimum of $50 whichever is greater.
  • AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL RESPONSE AND REIMBURSEMENT SURCHARGE: Enter the total tons from line 1 on line 3. Multiple the total tons by $0.30 and enter the dollar amount on line 3a.

Add the dollar amounts from lines 1a, 2a, and 3a, enter the amount due on the “Total Fees Due” line.

Upon completion of the tonnage report, certify by completing the signature block information located on the bottom of page 1, save a copy of the report for your records, and mail the report, along with the fees due (shown on the “Total Fees Due” line) to 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155.