Iowa cooperatives consider unification

RALSTON, IOWA, U.S. — The boards of directors at two of Iowa’s leading farmer-owned cooperatives signed a letter of intent to study the membership benefits of a unification on Aug. 17. The boards of Farmers Cooperative Company (FC), of Ames, Iowa, U.S., and West Central Cooperative of Ralston, Iowa, U.S., have unanimously approved the first step toward a potential unification of the two companies.

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