The merger between Farmers Coop. and West Central Coop. creates the nation’s 7th-largest ag cooperative. West Central Coop. has an 80 year history and was headquartered in Ralston for many years.

The leaders of Ralston-based West Central Cooperative and Farmers Cooperative Co. in Ames inked a final merger agreement today, making the newly formed Landus Cooperative the seventh-largest grain company in North America. Read more »

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An expansion at West Central® Cooperative in Ralston will expand demand for soybeans and create at least 11 full time jobs. News of the $27 million, multi-year project was announced on June 3 by the company. Read more »

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Milan Kucerak (left), president and CEO of West Central, speaks with MIchael Niag, deputy secretary of the Iowa Deparment of Agriculture, during a press conference today in Ralston. West Central annou

During a news conference and public rollout at the 3,500-member cooperative’s headquarters near the Greene County/Carroll County line, Milan Kucerak, president and CEO of West Central, said the SoyPlus expansion would create demand for an additional 6 million bushels of soybeans annually and 11 jobs. The company plans to begin hiring immediately. Read more »

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