ResponsibleAg Certifies First Facilities

Cindy ZimmermanARA, Fertilizer

responsible-ag-squareThe Hillsboro, Tennessee location of Crop Production Services (CPS) has the distinction of receiving the first ResponsibleAg facility certification.

“This marks an exciting milestone for ResponsibleAg,” said Alicia Duke, Health and Safety Director with J.R. Simplot Company and Chair of the ResponsibleAg Technical Committee. “Safety is a top priority for retailers, and having an organization like Crop Production Services move so quickly to adopt and implement ResponsibleAg demonstrates the company’s commitment to its employees and the community.”

“In our division and at Crop Production Services our top priority is to constantly be looking for ways to improve the safety and security associated with our employees, products and services we offer throughout the country,” said CPS Division Manager Bill Speir. “It is an honor to be the first location in the country to be certified by ResponsibleAg.”

ResponsibleAg is an industry-led fertilizer safety and stewardship initiative which assists retailers and wholesalers achieve and maintain federal regulatory compliance. Facility registration began in December. Since then, more than 1,350 fertilizer facilities have registered. Several assessments have been conducted, but the Hillsboro CPS facility was the first to successfully complete the assessment and resolve any required corrective action. A second CPS location in Ethridge, Tenn., was also certified.

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