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Wilco Maintains Co-op Equity Revolve Payouts and Allocates New Member Equities totaling $1,574,526

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wilco Maintains Co-op Equity Revolve Payouts and Allocates New Member Equities totaling $1,574,526 to Oregon and Washington Farmer-Owners Wilco, a Mt. Angel, Oregon based cooperative, announced April member equity revolve cash payments of $485,367 to Wilco and HGO Co-op members from past business done in 2011 and additional new patronage equity allocations for the fiscal […]

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Update from Sam, Wilco President & CEO

  Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuesday, May 11, 2020 An update to our customers, farmer-owners and communities, Thank you for your continued business and support as we navigate daily decisions as to how best support our customers while prioritizing safety. Store Hours Update: Wilco Stores are open but still temporarily closing at 6 pm daily. We anticipate maintaining these hours through May 31st Monday […]

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Hazelnut Recipe Contest 2020

  Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wilco, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, and Oregon Orchard are hosting a recipe competition! We’re asking you to get creative with our favorite Pacific Northwest nut – the hazelnut. The possibilities are endless Your recipe could be a favorite entrée with hazelnuts incorporated, traditional baked goods with a hazelnutty twist, or something completely innovative and new […]

Grower Spotlight: Jeff Cruickshank, Cruickshank Farms

  Thursday, April 30, 2020

How long has your family owned your farm? Our farm is a century farm; my great grandfather bought the original farm in 1908 and he raised cows, pigs and sheep. My grandfather continued the livestock tradition with a dairy. My father continued the dairy until government regulations forced him to sell the herd or upgrade […]

Letter to Customers, Farmer-Owners & Communities

  Thursday, March 19, 2020

To our customers, farmer-owners and communities, We wanted to provide an update on how our team is focusing on safety while staying open to provide the essentials you need for your home, pets and livestock. Store Hours Update: Effective Monday, March 23rd Wilco Stores will temporarily be closing at 6 pm daily. Monday through Saturday, Open […]

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Annual Meeting Announces $800,000 Payout to Farmers

  Friday, March 6, 2020

Mt. Angel, Ore., March 6, 2020 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, held their 54th Annual meeting yesterday in Salem and announced a patronage revolve of $803,000 to their farmer-owners. Glenn Goschie, Wilco’s Board Chair and grower of hops and wine grapes addressed the membership with a message of confidence and excitement in the cooperative’s future.  […]

Grower Spotlight: Heesacker Farms

  Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Steve Heesacker, Heesacker Farms in Forest Grove, OR How long has your family owned your farm? My dad started farming hazelnuts in 1960. My wife, Karla, and I purchased the business in 2003. We are second-generation hazelnut farmers. How long has your family-owned and operated the receiving station? Since 1994. I helped Dad build our […]

Wilco Announces Plans to Open in Sonora, CA

  Monday, January 6, 2020

WILCO PLANS TO OPEN THEIR SECOND CALIFORNIA STORE, EXPANDING THEIR RURAL LIFESTYLE BRAND IN SONORA. Artist Rendering of Wilco Farm Store in Sonora, California. (Photo: Wilco) MT. ANGEL, Ore., January 6, 2019 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, is announcing plans to open a new store in Sonora, CA later this year. This opening will mark […]

Wilco Names Sam Bugarsky as Their New President & CEO

  Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mt. Angel, Oregon – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently named Sam Bugarsky as their new President & CEO. Sam is not new to Wilco. He most recently served as the President of Retail Stores and then Interim CEO. He has been with the cooperative for over 30 years. When asked about Sam’s impact, Jake Wilson, […]

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Wilco joins the Oregon FFA & Les Schwab to help #DriveAwayHunger

  Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Wilco Coop joins in to help the Oregon FFA & Les Schwab Tire Centers in the Drive Away Hunger initiative. Many Oregon residents struggle to provide food for themselves and their families. In fact, according to Feeding America, 510,080 Oregonians are food insecure. That’s about 1 in 8 individuals. It is for this reason Oregon […]