KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) -- One of the largest private employers in Camden County is closing in about two years, costing 84 workers their jobs.

Bayer CropScience produces the insecticide Temik, sold worldwide for use on citrus, potatoes, cotton and other crops. It is the Woodbine plant's only product.

Bayer voluntarily agreed to stop producing Temik by 2014 after the Environmental Protection Agency determined the chemical is a possible health rish.

Plant manager John Drew says an exact date for the plant's closing will be determined next month.

Local officials say they plan to meet with Bayer to determine if the company can find another us for the facility. The 850-acre tract has been a manufacturing site for nearly 40 years.

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Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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