COTTAGE GROVE, WISCONSIN, US — Alcivia on April 4 broke ground on a new rail loading grain terminal in Hager City, Wisconsin, US. The new facility is being built on 40 acres and will feature more than 21,000 linear feet of Class 1 Burlington Northern Santa Fe track.

In addition, Alcivia said the facility will include upright grain storage capacity of 3.9 million bushels serviced by two 4,700-bushel-per-hour grain dryers and three 1,500-bushel capacity dump pits that will move grain at a combined handling speed of 60,000 bushels per hour.

Once the Hager City facility is built, Alcivia will have three shuttle loading facilities on three different Class 1 railroads (BNSF, Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific Kansas City), access to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and logistics to domestic corn ethanol plants and soybean crush plants, the company said.

“This project will give us a lot of flexibility for our members, our customers, and our trade territory,” said Jim Dell, president and chief executive officer of Alcivia. “We are really looking forward to working with the railroad and the community to build this site into something special.”

The facility is expected to be complete by March 2025.

Headquartered in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, Alcivia serves farm, business and retail customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with financing, agronomy, animal nutrition, energy, and grain solutions.