Trotter Fertilizer

Industry: Farmer Input Supply RDP Investment: $10 million Launched: December 2013

Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits from Rural Development Partners, Trotter, Inc. constructed a 15,000 ton dry fertilizer terminal and a greenhouse in Litchfield, Nebraska.

The fertilizer storage terminal solves a problem for the local agricultural community by reducing high transport costs while removing fluctuating fertilizer prices during peak seasons for farmers by allowing for the bulk storage of fertilizer.

Trotter, Inc. operates in 17 different locations and has more than 400 employees. Key to each of their businesses is an investment within the local community itself. This family operation has at its heart, a community focus, investing in community needs and growth.

As part of this particular project, a greenhouse will be constructed adjacent to the new terminal. The greenhouse will provide fresh produce for the community as a whole and specifically target the Litchfield Public Schools.  The greenhouse will greatly enrich the Litchfield School District’s access to fresh produce for its lunch program and will provide summer youth employment opportunities. The greenhouse is a model for farm-to-school education efforts in Nebraska.

RDP Impact

10 direct jobs
50 construction jobs

72 additional jobs in the area due to resulting economic impact

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