Today, we welcome Farmer’s Cooperative Company (FCC) of Hinton, IA as they officially merge to join Central Valley Ag. Your board and management teams have been working diligently to make sure this transition goes smoothly for both employees and customers. I appreciate the efforts and dedication of all individuals involved in this merger process. As we get to know FCC better, my excitement builds around what we can accomplish together. I would like to thank all of the FCC member-owners for their votes we are thrilled that you have chosen Central Valley Ag for your future.
Prior to this merger, four major goals for FCC were identified. Secure members equity, get access to capital needed to upgrade equipment and facilities, re-evaluate the current way of doing grain business, and maintain a voice in their future. I want you to know that as FCC joins CVA, we will continue our focus to provide innovative solutions for you. Investigating what options will benefit whether that be products, services or through capital expenditures, we are working to show some of the benefits of this merger as soon as possible.
There will be changes in the next few months, and it will take some time to get adjustments made, but look forward to the positive outcomes of these changes. We will be better together than we were separate.
Please keep in mind that CVA will not take possession of Floyd Valley Grain until September 4, 2015. Due to this transition period the current FCC website (http://www.my-coop.com/index.cfm) will change to Floyd Valley Grain, so you still have the ability to check their grain bids. All other content from the current FCC website will move to www.cvacoop.com on July 1, 2015.
Thank you in advance for considering Central Valley Ag Cooperative when choosing where to purchase your inputs or selling your grain. As a farmer-owned cooperative all we ask is the opportunity to earn your business.