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CGB AgraInputs Receives ResponsibleAg Certification

Author: Kelly Buchanan/Friday, October 21, 2016/Categories: CGB News

The CGB AgraInputs division has demonstrated its commitment to a culture of safety, security, and compliance with federal regulations by joining the first wave of ag retailers in earning the ResponsibleAg certification! CGB’s Billings location became just the second certified retailer in the state of Oklahoma.

This achievement would not have been possible without guidance and help from Mitch Gibson, CGB’s internal ResponsibleAg Auditor, Bill Salyers, the Safety Auditor, and Sam Smith who oversaw the RCI Systems updates. CGB would also like to congratulate the hard working team in Billings: Dalton Stout, Jim Dufek, Hector Ruiz, Cody McKay, Jeremy Warner, Mike McKay, Pat Oller, Cody Anderson, Candy Oller, Hannah Reid, Tyler Jeffries, Karli Cline, Kurtis Lankard, Terry Burge, and Scott Thompson.

ResponsibleAg is an initiative founded in 2014 that was designed to help those in the agriculture industry comply with existing federal regulations that help ensure the safe storage and handling of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs. Therefore, ResponsibleAg is considered to be a groundbreaking initiative in the United States and for our industry.

As a voluntary program, fertilizer retailers, wholesalers and suppliers may participate in ResponsibleAg. Through our periodic audits, ResponsibleAg will help protect our employees, customers, emergency responders, and the general public. The audit is divided by functional area of the facility such as dry fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia, shop, office and grounds, etc. As a result, we will gain a Corrective Action Plan which becomes our roadmap to addressing any issues noted during the ResponsibleAg audit. The ability to identify these issues proactively is a great benefit - especially as it allows for correction before a potential incident occurs.

In close, CGB’s Billings location is "certified" with ResponsibleAg. As an industry leader, CGB AgraInputs is working to have the remaining Retail facilities certified with ResponsibleAg in an effort to further our commitment to our communities, shareholders, and company.
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