News, Developments and Insights

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Safe Chemical Handling for the 2024 Growing Season

April 30, 2024

By: Doug Hoffman, Safety Director As we prepare for another busy growing season here in UFC territory, it’s crucial that we prioritize chemical safety. Proper handling and application of agricultural chemicals protects our people, communities, and environment. Keep the following […]

Hiring Challenges Call for Closer Community Ties

April 3, 2024

RACHEL HOLMQUIST, COMMUNICATIONS & TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST Hiring has become an immense challenge across nearly all occupations and industries over the past few years. With unemployment rates remaining low and more workers retiring or leaving the workforce, the competition for […]

Spring Safety Reminders From UFC

April 3, 2024

DOUG HOFFMANN, SAFETY MANAGER Spring is finally here, and things are ramping up on the farm. But as we rush to get crops in the ground, it’s easy to cut corners and take shortcuts with safety. Let’s take a moment […]

Reinvesting for Safety, Capitalizing on Efficiency

April 3, 2024

DARV TURBES, VICE PRESIDENT OF ENERGY At the last annual meeting, your board of directors and leadership team reported on the financial strength of your cooperative. The financial success was made possible largely thanks to your support and loyalty. Because […]

New Season, New Opportunities: a Feed & Grain Update

April 3, 2024

JASON TEWS, VICE PRESIDENT OF GRAIN & FEED Change is in the air this spring, and I’m energized by the opportunities ahead for our cooperative and the growers and farmers we serve. While change can feel uncertain sometimes, the path […]

Time to Finalize Your Spring Prep

April 3, 2024

JIM CARLSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF AGRONOMY I’ll start off by getting straight to the point: If you haven’t done so already, now is the ideal time to connect with your UFC account manager and get everything lined up for a […]

Don’t Wait! Let Us Know Your Needs

April 3, 2024

CHAD WILSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF AG SERVICES, LAFAYETTE After experiencing extended delays and shortages across nearly all equipment lines over the past three years, I’m happy to report that our inventory situation has dramatically improved. We now have many key […]

Filling the Workforce Gap

April 3, 2024

JONATHAN OLMSCHEID, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER The last year has gone by quickly. The volatility in the markets and businesses we all operate within daily contribute to the fast pace. As years continue to click off, more and more Baby Boomers […]


April 3, 2024

MITCH ALTERMATT, CEO & GENERAL MANAGER From skyrocketing input costs to supply chain disruptions and volatile commodity prices, there’s no doubt that U.S. agriculture is facing significant headwinds. And, there’s no sign of this letting up. At United Farmers Cooperative, […]


April 3, 2024

JEFF MANDERSCHEID, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, UFC It’s an undeniable truth that what goes up must come down, and this adage holds true for the commodity markets and our industry as a whole. While the past five years have been […]

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