New entity would be largest of its kind in state, officials say, with annual sales near $1.5 billion

A proposed merger of West Central and Farmers Cooperative would build what West Central’s CEO says is the largest cooperative in Iowa — one that, based on reports from last fiscal year, could expect annual sales near $1.5 billion.

“Both West Central and Farmers Cooperative have long, strong traditions in Iowa,” Milan Kucerak, CEO of West Central, said in an interview Tuesday with The Jefferson Herald.

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