Cooper Location Site of New Grain Facility and Feed Mill
Construction to start immediately
Fort Dodge, IA– The Board of Directors and Management of NEW Cooperative, Inc., are pleased to announce the construction of a new grain facility along with a new pelleting feed mill at NEW Cooperative’s Cooper, Iowa location.
The construction of grain facility and feed mill will begin immediately. Total location grain storage will be 3 million bushels. The new feed mill will have a total production capacity of 500,000 tons of pelleted feed.
The feed mill and grain facility will be built next to the current Cooper Agronomy location on Highway 4. The Cooper location was chosen as the site for the new grain facility and feed mill due great customer support along with the access to utilities, availability of land, and the existing agronomy assets at the facility.
Mark Walter, NEW Cooperative Grain Manager said, “The project makes sense in this area, as it will create a new market for our members’ grain, as well as provide a way to better serve area livestock producers.”
NEW Cooperative expects the grain facility to be ready to receive grain in the fall of 2021 with the feed mill to be completed shortly thereafter.
The grain facility and feed mill is expected to add up to sixteen new employees.
NEW Cooperative, Inc is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy, and feed cooperative with 39 locations throughout western and northwest region of Iowa. In addition to their continually strong grain services, NEW Cooperative operates 6 feed mills and offers fertilizer and seed resources through a professional staff and quality facilities. Further agronomic opportunities in soil mapping, site-specific field management and precision technology services are offered through their Precision Ag department. The service and solutions found at NEW Cooperative demonstrate that they continue to be an innovative and efficient provider for today’s agriculture producer.
Rendering of Cooper Grain Elevator and Feed Mill.