Major Ag firm buys in Port

Crop Production Services would bring new jobs

— There is more economic good news coming of the Port of Sunnyside.

The Port announced a sale of land to Crop Production Services of Colorado, a major fertilizer distribution company.

According to Port Executive Director Jay Hester, construction of the facility is expected to start in a couple of months and be completed by fall. The new plant is projected to create 15-20 living wage jobs.

“We’re excited that CPS chose Sunnyside for their new facility and that this ag-related business will strengthen our commitment to the economic vitality of the lower valley,” Hester said.

Crop Production Services, based in Loveland, Colo., signed the sale agreement Tuesday at the Port Commissioners’ regular meeting.

Crop Production will put up a facility that will accommodate dry and liquid fertilizer storage and distribution.

Hester said Commissioners and staff have worked diligently for half a year to make this deal happen.


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