Landus Jefferson Location Operations


AMES, IOWA (May 17, 2021) – The Landus grain elevator located in Jefferson, Iowa is expected to resume grain receiving and corn drying operations in time for this year’s fall harvest following a dust explosion on Friday, May 14. Available storage capacity will be sufficient to meet farmer expectations.

“We’re so thankful to the local fire and rescue teams who responded to last Friday’s emergency and even more thankful that no one was hurt,” said Matt Carstens, President & CEO, Landus. “True to ‘The Landus Way’ of acting with agility, courage, teamwork, and speed, we are now forging ahead with the planning to rebuild our Jefferson location to be bigger and better than before.”

An assessment of the circumstances leading to the incident is underway and any potential corrective actions identified will be implemented.

Co-located on the Jefferson site is local agronomy services, the Landus Beef Feed Center, and the Landus SoyChlor™ Production Plant. Agronomy services remain uninterrupted, the Beef Feed Center has resumed to normal operations for feed customers, and the SoyChlor Plant is expected to resume production this week.


About Landus

Landus is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Ames, Iowa. We employ about 600 full-time employees at locations in more than 60 communities to serve our 7,000 farmer-owners. We are Iowa’s largest agricultural cooperative providing unmatched scale, expertise, facilities, and logistics. Our products and services span the five pillars of agronomy, grain, feed, animal nutrition, and data. 

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