“Most likely, we'll get out of the business or handle less," says Robeson. Ron Velder is president and CEO of Farmers Cooperative. In Nebraska, they supply roughly 53,000 tons of anhydrous a year. He says he will keep supplying; Farmers Cooperative has already made investments in an anhydrous ammonia plant. “For us to be updated, we’d have to change about sixty tanks. We’re looking at cost anywhere between $8 million to $10 million over time,” says Velder. Part of that cost includes adapting the standards. For some, that’s added training, documentation, changing out equipment. That also includes storage thanks and piping. “One of my managers told me it would take six months to get one new tank with the appropriate data label on it. That’s one tank,” said Nebraska Cooperative Council President and General Counsel Rocky Weber. Robeson, Velder and Weber say a fall switch is not feasible for relying on transportation and building new storage. “If it’s going to happen over time, then give us some time so we can adapt," Velder says. "It’s not (a) six month (process). It’s going to have to be three to five years." OSHA says it has given businesses since last July to comply and has been open about the process. In its statement to AgDay, OSHA states: “OSHA has met with industry groups employers, performed outreach at the local level and offered compliance assistance when needed.” But farmers say making all these regulatory changes to handling cheapest form of fertilizer is adding a lot of red tape--and expense--during a time of lower farm income. “(The impact) could be close to $30 or more an acre. We just can’t sustain that right now,” says Oehlerking. Weber says Congress has control of this decision and that the wording in the 2017 Omnibus Bill could make or break OSHA’s conclusion.