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Landus Cooperative Hosts Congressman Young, Secretary Northey at Atlantic, Iowa Location

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ATLANTIC, IA (Nov. 3)—Landus Cooperative recently hosted United States Congressman David Young and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey here for a tour and employee meeting on agricultural issues.

The discussion included impacts of federal regulations on cooperative operations; the need to grow opportunities for export markets via international trade; and voluntary nutrient management programs being put in place by area farmers and the cooperative itself.

“We appreciate Congressman Young and Secretary Northey discussing the issues that most impact our business and that of our producers,” said Brad Woodard, area operations manager.

Landus Cooperative has 14 grain, agronomy and/or feed manufacturing locations in the Congressman’s district. The visit by Young and Northey was part of a two-day agricultural cooperative tour.

“There are many tough issues facing the agricultural sector and we look forward to working with Congressman Young and his team in promoting what’s best for Iowa’s farmers, our members, and our employees across the state,” added Woodard.

Following the meeting, Jeremiah Thompson, location manager, and Scott Small, field sales agronomist showcased a nitrogen stabilizer unit being installed on a customer’s toolbar. Utilization of practices like nitrogen stabilizer are promoted as part of Iowa’s Nutrient Management Strategy.

Note to editors: Photos from the event are available online.

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Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, headquartered in Ames, Iowa that has a global reach and a local touch with more than 725 full-time employees at locations in more than 70 communities in Iowa and Minnesota and approximately 7,000 member-owners

Landus Cooperative is one of North America’s largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with more than 50 agronomists on staff; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans; expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.