Today by a
95% majority, the membership of Berne Cooperative, headquartered in Ute, with
another elevator location in Mapleton, voted to sell their assets to NEW
Cooperative and will become part of the NEW family on August 1st. They
bring a strong grain, agronomy, and petroleum business to our company with
substantial volumes. Ute, located eleven miles South of our facility in
Mapleton, brings a rich history and supportive customer base, and will operate
well alongside our other locations in that area.