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Wilco Co-op grows with the Expo

  Friday, November 2, 2018

The 3,000 farmer-members own farm stores, bulk fuel operations, Valley Agronomics and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon. By Geoff Parks | For the Capital Press Published on November 1, 2018 8:43AM Besides a longtime relationship based on business and a deep involvement in the agriculture industry, Wilco Farmers Co-op shares another particular trait with the Willamette […]

How Oregon Works: Why ‘Hands-off’ hazelnuts are booming in Oregon

  Friday, October 12, 2018

Tom Aman, one of three Aman brothers who work the family hazelnut business, during a day of harvest at their Mount Angel orchard recently.CATHY CHENEY|©PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal Oct 9, 2018, 2:52pm Hazelnuts are obviously a great fit for the Willamette Valley — thanks to the right […]

Oregon FFA and Les Schwab Are Working Together To #DriveAwayHunger

  Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The public is encouraged to drop food donations at any Les Schwab tire center, Wilco farm store or a local FFA chapter. Fall is here which means a trip to the pumpkin patch to enjoy hay rides and caramel apples is likely in store. As the seasons change, the need to help fight hunger across […]

Wilco Purchases Bartels Show Feeds of Powell Butte, OR

  Monday, October 1, 2018

Wilco, a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative from Mt. Angel, Oregon, has agreed to purchase Bartels Show Feeds of Powell Butte, Oregon and will relocate the business to their Redmond, Bend, and Prineville stores. REDMOND, OREGON – Timing was perfect for both Bartels Show Feeds and Wilco.  As the business’ only employees, Owners Rich and Cathy Bartels […]

Wilco’s roots as a cooperative support a flourishing work environment: Top Workplaces 2018

  Thursday, September 27, 2018

For a seventh consecutive year, Wilco’s employees successfully nominated it as one of The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Top Workplaces. By Eric Mortenson | For The Oregonian/OregonLive | Posted September 27, 2018 at 07:57 PM Wilco is a winner in The Oregonian/OregonLive’s 2018 Top Workplaces competition. This is one of the company’s farm stores in Canby. (Randy L. […]

Wilco Opens 3rd Store in Central Oregon

  Friday, August 31, 2018

Redmond is now the home to Wilco’s third store in Central Oregon, the 20th overall store for the Oregon-based cooperative. Wilco, one of the largest farmer and rancher-owned cooperatives in the Northwest, began their expansion into Central Oregon years ago with the purchase of Round Butte Seed’s retail business in Bend and Prineville. Soon after […]

Hazelnut facility ready for upcoming harvest

  Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hazelnuts will be processed for the first time this year at the new facility built by Wilco-Hazelnut Growers of Oregon. Mateusz Perkowski Capital Press Published on August 15, 2018 9:12 AM A new processing facility built by the Hazelnut Growers of Oregon cooperative is ready for the next crop of hazelnuts when harvest begins next […]

Wilco Bremerton Retail Store to Open in June

  Friday, June 1, 2018

Wilco Cooperative today announced the June 6, 8:00 a.m. opening of a 37,000 square foot retail operation in Bremerton, Washington, that will provide area residents access to a wide variety of supplies and services to support pets, gardeners, homeowners, and the rural lifestyle. Wilco Farm Store in Bremerton. (Photo: Wilco) EAST BREMERTON – Wilco Cooperative […]

Hazelnuts offer farmers diversification

  Thursday, April 12, 2018

Butler Farms adds tree nuts to their line-up of crops. By Brenna Wiegand For the Capital Press Published on April 12, 2018 9:59AM Five years ago, Butler Farms started making room for hazelnuts among the grass seed, peppermint, corn and bean fields. Brothers Gary, Tim and David Butler began replacing a little of each crop […]

Wilco Celebrates Retirement of Longtime CEO

  Friday, December 15, 2017

Members and employees of Wilco celebrated the retirement of CEO, Doug Hoffman on Thursday at the Salem Convention Center. SALEM — Members and employees of Wilco gathered Thursday evening to celebrate the retirement of longtime president and CEO Doug Hoffman, who led the farmers’ cooperative based in Mt. Angel, Oregon for 23 years. Hoffman, 65, […]