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Colusa fertilizer company receives ResponsibleAg Certification

ResponsibleAg Team Photo: (L-R) Kyle Reckers-Cook,  Mike Miller, Ruben Dorantes, Sara Alarcon, Amelia Harter, Dominic Santucci, John Heier.
ResponsibleAg Team Photo: (L-R) Kyle Reckers-Cook, Mike Miller, Ruben Dorantes, Sara Alarcon, Amelia Harter, Dominic Santucci, John Heier.

Wilbur-Ellis Company, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution of crop protection products, announces the ResponsibleAg certification of its retail location in Colusa, CA.

Under ResponsibleAg, retail fertilizer dealerships have access to comprehensive inspections based on federal regulatory requirements. These inspections are carried out by trained auditors who have successfully completed an intensive training course based on the objectives of ResponsibleAg.

“Our retail location in Colusa was our first fertilizer branch to be certified,” said ResponsibleAg board member and Wilbur-Ellis Director of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs Scott Rawlins. “The federal environmental, health, safety and security rules can be hard to manage. ResponsibleAg has been able to bridge that gap of uncertainty for many in the industry.”

Through ResponsibleAg, the industry is taking voluntary steps to improve safety and security associated with storage and handling of fertilizer products, support compliance with federal regulations, demonstrate accountability and transparency and provide for the safety of our personnel, customers, and communities. Compliance education is a key component of ResponsibleAg’s mission and this certification process helps support their objectives.

“We’re excited to be the first Wilbur-Ellis branch certified by ResponsibleAg,” said Wilbur-Ellis Colusa Branch Manager John Heier. “Safety is our number one priority. With this new certification, we can continue to focus on servicing our customers, knowing we’re meeting federal regulations and our products are being safely stored at the highest level.”

Wilbur-Ellis will continue to build upon its ResponsibleAg partnership as the company seeks certification at every fertilizer branch across the United States.

About ResponsibleAg: ResponsibleAg is an independent, not-for-profit organization designed to support fertilizer retailers’ compliance with federal safety and security regulations. For more information, go to their website www.responsibleag.org.

About Wilbur-Ellis Company: Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales now over $3.1 billion. wilburellis.com

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