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COVID-19 Operational Update

COVID 19 UPDATE

3/25/2020 

Letter from CEO, Matt Carstens on Landus Cooperative's actions behind the scenes. 

3/23/2020

Gowrie Agronomy re-opens today (3/23) and Gowrie Grain re-opens tomorrow Tuesday (3/24) fully staffed. Thank you for your patience!

If you would like to sign up to receive location-based updates in the event your location must change hours or operations as a result of COVID-19, please log-into the customer portal and subscribe to “Harvest Hours” for your preferred location.

If you or someone you know is seeking help during this time of uncertainty, Your Life Iowa has resources available. Call 855.581.8111 or visit YourLifeIowa.org

We urge you, like our team, to use CDC resources to identify symptoms & practice good hygiene. Thank you for your business.

3/20/2020

Governor Signs Proclamation for Agriculture Weight Exemptions and Hours of Service


Critical National Infrastructure. Yesterday, the Dept. of Homeland Security announced all parts of the food chain and agriculture would be designated as “critical infrastructure. This ensures ag and food are considered essential and conveys that any closures or shelter in place will exclude this critical infrastructure. This means Landus Cooperative will continue to work even IF a local or state shelter-in-place order is in place, which Governor Reynolds said March 19, 2020, she is NOT currently considering for Iowa. 

The Gowrie agronomy location will re-open Monday fully staffed. The grain site's re-open date is yet to be determined. 

3/18/2020

With the on-going changes in the COVID-19 response, including the March 17th declaration of a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency by Governor Reynolds, Landus Cooperative is updating its processes to continue to protect our employees, customers, and communities while balancing spring operational needs. 

  • Please make arrangements to have your grain checks mailed to you versus being picked up in person. 
  • Please work with your location to have your grain contracts mailed to you, signed, and returned in a postage-paid envelope. We need your original signature! Our 15-day settlement window remains in place. Please work with your locations if you have questions or concerns about these timelines. 
  • If arriving to pick-up seed, chemicals, etc. we are happy to meet you outside. Just give the office a call, and we’ll get our team out to you. 
  • We continue to practice social distancing whenever possible. Please don’t be offended that we’re turning off our coffee pots and popcorn makers and opting for hello’s instead of handshakes. It’s temporary. 

If you would like to sign up to receive location-based updates in the event your location must change hours or operations as a result of COVID-19, please log-into the customer portal and subscribe to “Harvest Hours” for your preferred location.

3/17/2020

Landus Cooperative continues to assess the COVID-19 situation. We are ready to serve your spring operational needs. We are also working to implement social distancing, wherever possible. We are asking those visiting our locations, to do so ONLY TO CONDUCT BUSINESS. We urge you, like our team, to use CDC resources to identify symptoms & practice good hygiene. Thank you for your business.

3/16/2020

Landus Cooperative Gowrie: The Gowrie location will be closed today until further notice and we have more science-based information. Thank you for your patience. Please contact Matt Thompson, Location Manager at (515) 544-3213 with questions.

3/13/2020

Spring planting season is upon us, and unfortunately, so is nation-wide concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus). We're communicating to our growers with this letter.