WELCOME TO UNITED COOPERATIVE

Serving the farms and rural communities of Wisconsin and beyond

ABOUT US

WE'RE HERE TO SERVE YOU

From seed and fertilizer to grain storage and marketing, we’re ready when you are

AGRONOMY

KEEPING OUR CUSTOMERS COZY

You’ll never run out of propane or fuel oil when you sign up with our delivery team

HOME HEAT

A farmer-owned business for everyone

You probably already know United Cooperative supplies the feed, seed and fertilizer products farmers need to run their businesses. What you may not know is that we also supply propane and home heating oil to both rural and town customers. Or that we own and operate multiple Cenex fueling stations and convenience stores. Or that we are part owners in three ethanol plants.

Part of our cooperative mission is to make our rural communities great places to live. If we identify a need, we try to be part of the solution, whether it’s through our financial commitments, service on local boards and councils or employee volunteer efforts. We’re here for the long haul, and pride ourselves on meeting or exceeding your expectations every time you call. It’s why we say, “Rely on us” in all of our cooperative branding.

We don’t see ourselves simply as product or service vendors, but rather as community solution providers who work for you, our member-owners.

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Current Conditions

Safe, dependable propane delivery

As we head into the coldest part of winter, you can count on the energy team at United Cooperative to keep your tank filled with this clean-burning and economical heating fuel. Whether you own your tank or rent from us, we’ll make sure you get the propane you need for your home, shop or livestock buildings. And safety is always our first priority.

We have options for one-time delivery, regularly-scheduled deliveries and even electronic tank monitoring equipment to let you know when you’re running low.

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We can help you determine what pays—and what doesn’t

Solid grain prices make it a lot easier to earn a profit on cash grain. Unfortunately, that’s not the case everyday. The goal now is to grow as many bushels as you can profitably on every acre you farm. In some cases, that might mean switching to better-performing corn hybrids, soybean and alfalfa varieties. It could mean increasing crop nutrients on your best ground, and perhaps cutting back on poorer soils. It means keeping a close eye on disease and insect pressures before investing in costly rescue treatments.

Truth be told, it probably means all of these things. And that’s where the experienced, professional field agronomists at United Cooperative can help. 
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News

Finding the Right Harvest Opportunity for First Crop Alfalfa

May 25, 2022

Spring is in the air and the fields are starting to fill with green. The words in the back of everyone’s mind are: first crop. Time to get the equipment out, cleaned off, tuned-up and ready to roll. Whether you are doing balealge, haylage, or dry hay, knowing what quality you are aiming for will help guide you on what temperature to harvest at.

Spring Crop Outlook

May 09, 2022

As I’m writing this, Corn and soybean plantings continue to lag behind average. The latest crop progress report shows corn plantings at 14%, vs. a year ago progress of 42%. Soybeans are just 5% versus last year at 22%. Widespread cold and wet conditions throughout the corn belt have hampered farmers’ ability to get an early or even normal start to planting.

Tags: Corn, Grain, Soybeans

Power Up Your Tech Now for Scouting

May 06, 2022

We all know diligent scouting is critical for the early detection of in-field problems such as insects, diseases, and weed pressure. If you’re not supplementing traditional scouting efforts with the technology tools available through various apps, you could be missing out on opportunities to save time, increase efficiency, and optimize your yield and return on investment potential.

2022 Credit Reminders

May 05, 2022

As we begin another busy “Spring Season,” an essential business practice for your cooperative is to review customer accounts that have unpaid amounts 60 days or more past due.
 
Thank you to patron members that have taken advantage of input finance options or bank loans to prepay for products and services. There are enough issues with weather, machinery breakdowns, and other factors, and you won’t have to worry about how to pay for items needed as you are well prepared.
 

Year in Review from the CEO

May 05, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to read through our May customer newsletter and the company insights. The cooperative is built on seven core principles for each member to work together fairly and equitably. This business model creates the opportunity for more buying power and the ability to offer products and services at a competitive rate and should help each member be more financially successful. Despite a challenging year dealing with supply chain, logistics, and inflation issues, your cooperative will be well-positioned financially into 2022.  
 

Events

The cooperative brings value to our communities

Although you may not think about us much outside of the busy spring planting and fall harvesting seasons, your local cooperative is an engine of economic activity. We provide full-time and seasonal employment opportunities to members of the communities we serve. We deliver the feed, seed, fuel, fertilizer and crop protection farmers need to run their businesses. And as part of United Cooperative, we return a share of our annual profits to our member-owners, in the form of patronage, which then circulates back through our local businesses, churches, golf courses, social organizations and more.

Giving back to the community is one of the principles of cooperative ownership, and United Cooperative takes this responsibility very seriously. From financial commitments in the form of local scholarships, support for FFA and 4-H chapters, as well as donations to local needs including fire and ambulance equipment; to food pantries and recreational opportunities for kids. We also encourage our employees to volunteer in their communities, as coaches, mentors, board members and first responders. To learn more about our commitment to local giving, please click on the link below.
 

GIVING BACK