Farm co-op consolidation: Jacobs

July 11, 2019

Co-op research by Keri Jacobs, associate professor, was cited in a July 10th story on, "Farm co-op consolidation shifting to offensive."

For instance, Keri Jacobs of Iowa State University recently found that despite consolidation of more than 80% of co‑ops in Iowa since 1979, the number of co‑op locations/facilities was up more than 20% over the same period. M&A activity may cause the closure or seasonalization of some facilities, but the larger co‑ops may also purchase or build other facilities in different locations, the report noted.

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