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Northern Country Cooperative, Viafield pursue merger

Two Midwestern-based ag cooperatives have announced their intent to merge. Jason Schwenneker, CEO of Northern Country Cooperative, says unification with Viafield would strengthen service and resources for farmer-owners. “We started working together more than two years ago,” he said, “as far as the companies trying... Read More.

Cattle country still desperately needs rain

While drought conditions have improved across the country, a livestock economist says much of cattle country remains desperate for rain. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says, “There’s still a number of places where cattle are abundant that we don’t have enough rainfall relative to... Read More.