Farmers Cooperative Company and West Central Cooperative Merger Approved

December 22, 2015

It’s being called a “merger of equals.” A super majority of members of Farmers Cooperative Company (FC), Ames, Iowa, and West Central® Cooperative, Ralston, Iowa, have approved the merger of their cooperatives effective April 1, 2016.

The cooperatives worked with Paulsen to execute a merger microsite, media buying, direct mail pieces, radio and print ads, as well as developing the name for the new cooperative, Landus Cooperative.

West Central and FC have more than 70 grain, agronomy and feed locations in 26 Iowa and three Minnesota counties. Landus Cooperative will become the seventh largest grain company in North America based on storage capacity. Landus will also have shuttle-loading access on all seven major Iowa rail lines.

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