BOISE, Idaho — The J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, privately held food and agribusiness company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has signed a purchase agreement with Ouachita Fertilizer Company for its retail locations in New Iberia and Bunkie, Louisiana. Subject to Simplot’s due diligence the locations will become Simplot Grower Solutions retail outlets upon deal closure, currently anticipated to be December 2022.

Simplot Grower Solutions is a customer-focused retailer offering agribusiness solutions, agronomy expertise, and a full range of products and technologies to farmers. The organization is growing its position as a dynamic ag retail leader, and the addition of these two highly strategic locations will complement existing stores spanning the continental U.S.

“We are looking forward to increasing our service area in Southern Louisiana and to providing products and services to help local growers get the most out of every acre,rdquo; said Troy Bolt, Vice President and General Manager Retail Business of Simplot Grower Solutions. “We’re excited to welcome the new employees, customers, and partners to the Simplot community and continuing the Ouachita Fertilizer culture of delivering exceptional customer service, sound agronomic advice, and expertise in precision-placed, suspension fertilizers.”

Simplot Grower Solutions focuses on technology, innovation, and agronomic knowledge to provide safe, high-quality products and services to its customers. The company continues to invest significant resources to ensure its operations are sustainable and environmentally friendly for generations to come.

About Simplot

Simplot Grower Solutions delivers field-proven products and data-driven insights to grower customers. Simplot Grower Solutions has 236 stores serving more than 40,000 customers in the U.S. Grower Solutions employs more than 2,800 people, including over 500 Agronomic Advisors who strive to be the first choice for growers in agronomic advice, products, services, and agribusiness solutions.

The J.R. Simplot Company is a family-owned, privately held global food and agriculture company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Its integrated portfolio includes food processing and food brands, phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot has major operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, and China, with products and services available to customers worldwide. For more information, visit