The McGregor Company Receives ResponsibleAg Certification

Congratulations to Colfax-based McGregor Company, recently honored with the ResponsibleAg certification. The certification recognizes specifically McGregor’s retail branches Clarkston and Garfield, in Washington, and Lewiston and Twin Falls in Idaho.

The ResponsibleAg Certification recognizes facilities that implement industry-leading safety and security measure, and make the safety of that facilities a top priority.

McGregor said they will strive to obtain this voluntary certification for all of its retail locations.

Dale Deerkop with The McGregor Company said, “ResponsibleAg certification demonstrates to our community and our customers that we are a safe and responsible partner within the community. The ResponsibleAg assessment was very thorough and an excellent mechanism for ensuring that we are complying with the federal requirements.  We take great pride in this third-party certification.  It reinforces our commitment to our employees and the community.” 

“Participation in ResponsibleAg is voluntary,” said Tim McArdle, Chairman of ResponsibleAg, Inc.  “It is incumbent on all to ensure we are a safe, responsible and proactive industry.  Our hope is to engage our entire industry in this beneficial program over the next few years.”

Mark Johnson of The McGregor Company added, “There are hundreds of regulations from different regulatory agencies that an agribusiness such as ours must follow.  Voluntarily participating in the program and attaining certification helps ensure we are making our facility and our daily practices safer for our communities, our customers and employees.  We must repeat and pass the assessment every three years to maintain our ResponsibleAg certification.”

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