Saturday, October 29, 2016
Dorchester's Farmers Co-op Moves To 61st Largest Co-op In U.S.
Seven Nebraska cooperatives made the National Cooperative Bank's 2016 Co-op 100, two fewer than last year.
Dorchester's Farmers Cooperative, with numerous locations throughout southeast and central Nebraska, as well as northern Kansas, is 61st on the list -- up from 75th last year. Farmers Co-op made the second largest jump upwards in the rankings of all the Nebraska cooperatives that made the top 100.
Central Valley Ag, which merged with United Farmers Co-op of York last year, surged to 48th place, up from 93rd in 2014. United Farmers had ranked 87th in 2014.
The NCB Co-op 100 list ranks the top co-ops in the country based on revenue.
Ag Processing Inc. of Omaha was the largest co-op domiciled in Nebraska, and the 10th largest in the country, with 2015 revenue of $4.35 billion, down from $5.08 billion in 2014. AGP's ranking fell from eighth in 2014.
Affiliated Foods Midwest, a grocery co-op based in Norfolk and the only non-agricultural Nebraska co-op on the list, came in No. 30, up from 36th in 2014.
Other Nebraska co-ops on the NCB Top 100 list and their rankings are: Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co., 68th, up from 71st; FCS of America of Omaha, 71st, down from from 57th; and Cooperative Producers Inc. of Hastings, 98th, down from 77th.