Who We Are

Always Achieving Something NEW

In the years since 1973 one element of our story remains consistent. NEW was founded by farmers who saw mutual benefits in sharing resources.

The direction came from two local co-ops—one with rail capabilities and the other with additional grain to fill those outgoing trains. From the start, the idea was progressive, savvy, and practical. When we pool our resources, they said, every single farm gains momentum.
Together, our Iowa farmers buy better and sell better. Every crop year they can capitalize on the ability to produce more efficiently, too. Knowledgeable employees attracted by our vision and sense of mission help NEW Cooperative customers know what’s merely inventive and which innovations make strong economic sense. As a result, we’re always achieving something NEW!

 

NEW Cooperative Inc., A Timeline in Progress

Mission: To add value to our members’ farming operations.
Vision: To remain an innovative and efficient provider of today's ag markets and services.

1973

Members of farmers’ cooperatives in Badger and Vincent, (Northeast Webster County) Iowa agree to merge creating NEW Cooperative Inc.

During the first operational year, Duncombe farmers voted to add their rail location to the mix.

1978

NEW Cooperative expanded to include locations in Fort Dodge, Otho and Roelyn. The unification gave NEW flexibility to load unit trains on two railroads.

1980

Clare and Barnum area farmers joined NEW Cooperative, creating a county wide structure.

1981

With the addition of Knierim co-op members NEW stretched its borders to Calhoun County, Iowa.

1989

NEW Cooperative purchased private elevators in Lohrville and Rands.

1992

Co-op shareholders in Palmer, Pomeroy, and Knoke chose to join the expanding network of NEW locations.

1995

When farmer-owners in Humboldt decided to join with NEW, total grain-storage capacity grew to 28 million bushels at 14 locations.

1998

In partnership with Land O’Lakes feeds, NEW Cooperative created NEW Cooperative Feed Department™ LLC.

1999

In Pomeroy, NEW purchased the former Terra Industries agronomy location.

2002

NEW Cooperative turned north when co-op members in Bode and Lu Verne voted to merge.

2005

Shareholders in two cooperatives to the east overwhelmingly voted to unify with NEW Cooperative. As a result Woolstock and Blairsburg farmers joined the membership.

2007

By vote, cooperative members in Glidden, Lanesboro, and Lidderdale created a southern extension of services and brought the roster of NEW Cooperative locations to 21.

2012

NEW Cooperative purchased the Lanyon agronomy location near Jefferson.

2014

Two agronomy locations were purchased in Coon Rapids (Herbers Seeds) and Cooper. Farmers Cooperative Company of Dows merged adding locations in Dows and Rowan.

2015

Western Iowa Co-op shareholders voted to join NEW with an eye to delivering even better buying power and technology services to farmers in the area surrounding Blencoe, Correctionville, Hornick, Mapleton, Onawa, Pierson, Sloan, Turin, Washta, and Whiting.

2017

A new pelleting feed mill opened in Pomeroy and the Board of Directors approved the plans for another feed mill in Rowan to become operational in 2018.

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