Both cooperatives are aware of some member-owners’ concerns in regards to limiting competition and the potential impact on their operations. In recent years, we have experienced significant growth of competition within our footprints to the point of saturation. By unifying our cooperatives, we will be taking on today’s competition and those in the future who come in with more untraditional assets. Below we have included two maps, one for Agronomy and one for Grain, to show competitors with physical assets near our own. Not specifically shown on those maps are a new style of competitor
through online grain origination or online ag retailers.
We want to continue to be highly competitive with a successful merger by creating a cooperative that is stronger together than alone. The cooperative structure lends itself to pass the gained efficiencies back to our member-owners through strengthened price points, improved services, and patronage.