A southeast Nebraska agriculture manufacturing plant will close part of its operations and eliminate more than half its workforce by November.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Agrium plant in Fairbury will eliminate 33 jobs.
The plant manufactures high-purity liquid and dry micronutrients for the fertilizer and animal feed industries.
Bill Cornmesser, senior U.S. operations manager for the Canadian fertilizer company that owns the plant, says Agrium is exiting the zinc sulfate market, which affects the Fairbury operation. Cornmesser says the plant's Loveland Products business, which employs 20 people, will continue to operate.