ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Farmers Elevator-Eastern Montana Operations, a division of CHS Inc., announced on Jan. 21 a new hub fertilizer plant will be built at the Macon junction east of Wolf Point. After careful consideration and collaboration with management, the local producer board voted unanimously to move forward with the project. Ground-breaking is planned for early spring 2011 followed by an approximate 10-month construction period.

The state-of-the-art facility will combine some 28,000 tonnes of dry fertilizer storage with a warehouse for bulk chemical and agronomic products. The plant will share the loop track with Farmers Elevator’s current shuttle loader where fertilizer will be brought in via shuttle train units.

“We’re excited about the prospect of enhancing our service to the producers in eastern Montana,” said Mark Dreesen, location manager, Farmers Elevator. “The new facility adds full retail agronomy service to our Wolf Point location at the same time it ensures a stable supply of product to our other seven agronomy locations.”