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Simplot Fertilizer Facility Reaches Agreement

The J.R. Simplot Company has reached agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a settlement around practices related to phosphate ore processing, land reclamation and process materials and waste management related to beneficiating phosphate mineral ore at the Company’s Rock Springs, Wyoming site.

Published on February 08 2021 ... read more

Simplot Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The J.R. Simplot Company recognizes the important role we play in creating a culture of acceptance, support and inclusion.

Published on February 01 2021 ... read more

Recall Notice: Simplot Spud Queen™ - Lattice Cut - Skin On, Frozen Potatoes

The JR Simplot Company Food Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 400 cases of its Simplot Spud Queen™ -Lattice Cut- Skin On, Frozen Potatoes because they may contain undeclared wheat.

Published on December 18 2020 ... read more

The J.R. Simplot Company Announces Sustainability Targets

Goals will showcase efforts to reduce energy, water, waste and carbon

Published on October 29 2020 ... read more

Shauna Della, Chief Information Officer of the J.R. Simplot Company, Announces Retirement

Shauna Della is retiring from her role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the J.R. Simplot Company. Della joined Simplot in 2016 and oversaw a number of important technological improvements, in leading the Company’s global information technology strategy. Her retirement is effective Nov. 1, 2020.

Published on October 01 2020 ... read more


The J.R. Simplot Company’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities where we work. When faced with decisions and business practices that may impact health and safety, we always proceed with an abundance of caution and we remain vigilant in this dedication throughout the unfolding impact and health concerns of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Published on April 06 2020 ... read more

J.R. Simplot Company Completes Acquisition of Pinnacle Agriculture

The J.R. Simplot Company welcomes Pinnacle Agriculture to the Simplot Grower Solutions team. As we welcome Pinnacle employees, customers and partners, we will combine the best of Simplot and Pinnacle to maximize value and strengthen our relationships.

Published on January 17 2020 ... read more

J.R. Simplot Company Agrees to Acquire Pinnacle Agriculture

The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held food and agribusiness company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC, a leading agricultural retailer, have announced Simplot’s agreement to acquire all of the interests in Pinnacle Agriculture Enterprises, LLC and its subsidiaries.

Published on November 27 2019 ... read more

Recall Notice: Simplot Classic Vegetables™ - Blend Mix Veg 5Way 12/2.5#
SKU: 10071179188117

The JR Simplot Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 142 cases of its Simplot Classic Vegetables - Blend Mix Veg 5way 12/2.5# because it may contain undeclared soybeans (edamame).

Published on November 12 2019 ... read more

Simplot Names Moylan Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

The J.R. Simplot Company has named Brent Moylan its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer. Moylan will take over for Joel Barker who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Published on August 26 2019 ... read more

Simplot’s Chief Financial Officer Retires After Long Career

Joel Barker will retire as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the J.R. Simplot Company after 30 years with the Company. Barker joined Simplot in 1989, his retirement is effective January 1, 2020.

Published on August 07 2019 ... read more

Simplot Hosting Third-Annual Free Fry Day

J.R. Simplot Company is treating the Treasure Valley to free fries on “Fry”day, July 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event celebrates National French Fry Day as part of the Twilight Trifecta, which combines Free Fry Day with the kickoff of the Twilight Criterium and the awards ceremony of the Chrono Kristin Armstrong race.

Published on July 10 2019 ... read more

J.R. Simplot Company Names Darron Page New Global Solutions Leader

The J.R. Simplot Company has named Darron Page the new Senior Vice President of Global Solutions.  Page will be responsible for the vision, strategy and functional model for the Global Solutions organization which includes four critical areas: Sustainability, Procurement, Enterprise Services and Facilities/Wheels/Aviation.

Published on February 06 2019 ... read more

Recall Notice: Simplot Good Grains™ - Exotic Grains & Fire-Roasted Vegetable Blend
SKU: 10071179012948

The JR Simplot Company Food Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 379 cases of its Simplot Good Grains™ Exotic Grains and Fire-Roasted Vegetable Blend due to the potential for wheat allergen which is not declared on the packaging.

Published on August 07 2018 ... read more

Simplot Company Secures Agricultural Research & Commercial License from Corteva Agriscience™, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

The J.R. Simplot Company secures agricultural research and commercial license from Corteva Agriscience™ and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Potential benefits include higher yields, improved environmental impact and reduced food waste.

Published on August 06 2018 ... read more

J.R. Simplot Company Names Stone New AgriBusiness President

Garrett Lofto has named Doug Stone the next President, Simplot AgriBusiness for the J.R. Simplot Company. Stone will take over for Lofto who leaves the position to become President and CEO at Simplot.

Published on June 27 2018 ... read more

Garrett Lofto Named President and Chief Executive Officer of the J.R. Simplot Company

Garrett Lofto has been promoted to President and CEO of the J.R. Simplot Company after spending nine years leading the Company’s AgriBusiness group. Lofto has spent 26 years working for Simplot, he succeeds Bill Whitacre who announced his retirement in April after nine years at the helm.

Published on May 22 2018 ... read more

Bill Whitacre, Chief Executive Officer of the J.R. Simplot Company, Announces Retirement

Bill Whitacre, Chief Executive Officer of the J.R. Simplot Company has announced his retirement. Whitacre was the Company’s sixth CEO since Company founder Jack Simplot stepped down in 1973. He retires after an 18-year career with the J. R. Simplot Company, the past nine as Chief Executive Officer.

Published on April 06 2018 ... read more

Luke Burton to Manage Simplot’s Efforts in Western Canada

The J.R. Simplot Company has named Luke Burton Manager of Western Canada. Burton and his team will be tasked with ensuring Simplot is positioned to best serve customers in the area through Simplot’s fertilizer and crop nutrient services.

Published on April 05 2018 ... read more

GAL-XeONE® Recognized at Space Symposium

Simplot’s GAL-XeONE® controlled release fertilizer was recognized at the 33rd annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on April 8, 2017 for innovating the way fertilizer nutrients are released in a controlled manner.

Published on May 19 2017 ... read more

Simplot Plant Earns Energy Incentives

Simplot Company recently received an incentive from Idaho Power for energy-saving upgrades.

Published on May 16 2017 ... read more

Simplot Expands Turf & Horticulture Business

The J. R. Simplot Company has expanded its turf and horticulture business with the purchase of two key businesses on the Hawaiian Islands – Hawaii Grower Products, Inc. and Pacific Agricultural Sales and Services, Inc.

Published on February 07 2017 ... read more

Simplot Processing Plant Recognized for Sustainability Practices

Simplot’s potato processing plant in Caldwell, Idaho recently earned a pair of accolades that reflect the Company’s deep commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Published on September 29 2016 ... read more

J. R. Simplot Company Certifies First Five Facilities for Safety

Simplot Grower Solutions announces the first five facilities to be certified through ResponsibleAg for Safety organization and leadership within agricultural retail facilities.

Published on February 29 2016 ... read more

J.R. Simplot Company Increases Production of Controlled Release Fertilizer Coating

The J. R. Simplot Company has increased the availability of its controlled release fertilizer coating GAL-XEONE™ in conjunction with newly expanded operations in Florida. All polymer coated products contained within the BEST and APEX product lines will be converted to GAL-XEONE coating in the next several months.

Published on February 17 2016 ... read more

Innate® Second Generation Potato Receives FDA Safety Clearance

The Food and Drug Administration has completed its food and feed safety assessment of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. The FDA concluded that these Russet Burbank Generation 2 potatoes are not materially different in composition, safety, and other relevant parameters, from any other potato or potato-derived food or feed currently on the market.

Published on January 13 2016 ... read more

J. R. Simplot Company Response to EPA Settlement

The J.R. Simplot Company has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency resolving allegations that modifications at its sulfuric acid plants did not meet federal air quality permitting and technology requirements.

Published on December 03 2015 ... read more

Simplot Innate™ Technology Part of $5.8 Million Grant to Improve Bangladesh, Indonesia Potato Crops

A 5.8 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development will allow Michigan State to partner with the University of Minnesota and the J.R. Simplot Company to use Simplot’s Innate™ technology in Bangladesh and Indonesia to provide improved potato varieties that will be resistant to late blight a disease that can kill potato crops.

Published on October 29 2015 ... read more

INNATE™ Potato Receives FDA Safety Clearance

Varieties contain beneficial traits without foreign genes.

Published on March 20 2015 ... read more

J.R. Simplot Company and Caviness Beef Packers to Build New Idaho Beef Processing Plant

Amarillo, Texas-based Caviness Beef Packers has formed a joint-venture with the J.R. Simplot Company to build a new Idaho beef processing plant near Kuna, Idaho.

Published on January 07 2015 ... read more

J.R. Simplot Company to Build New Ammonia Plant in Rock Springs

Project is one of the largest in company history.

Published on October 07 2014 ... read more

McDonald's Recognizes Simplot for Community Service

The Company’s Safety Days program helps kids understand life on a farm.

Published on April 23 2014 ... read more

BEST Brand Fertilizer Featured on NBC’s Today Show

Simplot product gets endorsement on nationwide television program.

Published on November 06 2013 ... read more

Simplot honored for green-friendly efforts

Moses Lake facility receives award from the Association of Washington Business.

Published on May 13 2013 ... read more