NEW Cooperative to build a port on the Missouri River
Construction to begin August 2020
Fort Dodge, IA – The Board of Directors and Management of NEW Cooperative, Inc., are pleased to announce the construction of new port on the Missouri River. The shipping and receiving port will be located 2.5 west of the Blencoe exit 105 on Interstate 29.
The Port project builds on NEW’s strength and geographic coverage, giving us the ability to create yet another new market for our members. This 38-acre site will be accessible by a hard service road from Interstate 29, making this facility the largest and most northern port on the Missouri. When completed, the port will have the capacity to load and unload up to six barges at a time. The port will give us direct access to the export market and provide a fourth outlet for our customer’s grain. In addition, fertilizers, aggregates, and other commodities will be shipped into the site to be stored and marketed through wholesale partners as well as to NEW’s customer base, further expanding our fertilizer storage capacities in our western region. With the increase in rail rates over the last several years, having this option to bring fertilizer into NEW, and export grain out, will make the Port of Blencoe a valuable asset for years to come.
“We hope this will bring the world to western Iowa,” stated, Dan Dix, NEW Cooperative General Manager.
The new port is expected to be operational in late fall of 2020.
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 also offers feed, 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.