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Cooperatives share in low price woes

Sep 26, 2017 at 08:39 AM CST

That grain elevator in town is probably doing OK, but it feels the pain of a weak farm economy just like any other agribusiness.

“It’s pretty tough to be in the ag retail business right now,” says Dave Holm, executive director of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives. “What’s good for the farmer is good for the co-op — eventually.”