Construction is underway on a farmer-owned fertilizer storage and distribution facility at Belle Plaine, Sask.
Genesis Grain and Fertilizer is building a supercentre in the industrial corridor between Regina and Moose Jaw that is already home to fertilizer, potash, ethanol and salt production.
More than 650 farmer-investors own the project that has taken years to get off the ground. It was announced in 2017 as a $24-million project with storage capacity of 52,000 tonnes.
A company news release issued April 30 said barriers to construction had been resolved and earthwork would begin this spring.
“Although the project has experienced delays Genesis is pleased today to announce the building of our supercenter is well underway,” said president Jason Mann.
It is the first of seven planned facilities across the Prairies.
The company said the sites will include fertilizer blending and storage, capacity for six product separations, capability to load trucks from rail cars and offer both powder and liquid micro fertilizers.
Those interested in following the project can watch future live streaming at genesisfertilizers.com/belle-plaine.