Lake City company scores $4M from feds for fertilizer
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The hope is for 2 million gallons per year.

The Joe Biden administration is pouring millions of dollars into North Florida, via a grant designed to help a Lake City company spread its branded fertilizer regionally.

“Cog Marketers LTD, which also does business as AgroLiquid, will use a $4 million grant to build and equip a manufacturing facility in Lake City,” announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“The facility is expected to produce 2 million gallons of fertilizer components annually, which will provide domestic fertilizer to more than 200 independent retailers in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.”

AgroLiquid is based in Michigan, and the grant from the federal government is more than triple the $1.3 million the company paid just last year for a 48,355-square-foot production facility expected to employ 10-15 people.

It’s based at Columbia County’s North Florida Mega Industrial Park, a facility that benefited from two Job Growth Grant Fund awards in the Gov. Rick Scott era. The money went for a rail spur and a wastewater treatment plant.

“The Biden-(Kamala) Harris Administration and USDA are committed to bolstering the economy and increasing competition for our nation’s farmers, ranchers and small business owners,” Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

“The investments announced today, made possible through the Commodity Credit Corporation, will increase domestic fertilizer production and strengthen our supply chain, all while creating good-paying jobs that will benefit everyone.”

Money is being programmed to other states, including California, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington, in this effort designed to increase domestic food security.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Thanks Biden

    May 23, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    My my. How will DeathSantis. Take credit for this one ??

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 23, 2024 at 5:25 pm

      Rhonda will take credit after the fertilizer is used to explode some Federal building somewhere excepting probably Oklahoma since the MAGA crowd already exploded that one.

  • rick whitaker

    May 23, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    THANKS BIDEN , ron will say the personal toilet of him and his gang will be enough fertilizer. but he is waiting for brown people to come gather it and hand spread it.

  • Mecoburn

    May 23, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    Of course Biden is trying to look good in the state Trump is from.

    • Barbara K Doty

      May 23, 2024 at 9:01 pm

      We could use the employment here , I’m grateful for the jobs and something in the map besides” #4 crime rate”

  • My Take

    May 23, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    Pompano used to have aa company just like that.
    Liquid fertilizer.
    It was called GOLDEN-URAN !

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