FORT DODGE, IOWA, US — The NEW Cooperative, Inc. plans to build a new grain facility with a new pelleting feed mill in Cooper, Iowa, US.

Construction is expected to commence immediately. Once completed the total grain storage capacity will be 3 million bushels. The new feed mill will have a total production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of pelleted feed.

The grain facility and feed mill will be built next to the current Cooper, Iowa, agronomy location. The location was chosen due to utilities access, availability of land and the existing agronomy assets at the facility.

“The project makes sense in this area, as it will create a new market for our members’ grain, as well as provide a way to better serve area livestock producers,” said Mark Walter, grain manager of NEW Cooperative.

NEW Cooperative expects the grain facility to be ready to receive grain in the fall of 2021 with the feed mill to be completed shortly thereafter.

The grain facility and feed mill are expected to add up to 16 new employees.

According to Sosland Publishing’s 2020 Grain & Milling Annual, the NEW Cooperative has a total of 35 grain storage facilities with a total licensed grain storage capacity of 114.7 million bushels.

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy, and feed cooperative with 39 locations throughout western and northwest region of Iowa. In addition to continual grain services, NEW Cooperative operates six feed mills and offers fertilizer and seed resources.