Ag Industry Gears Up to Oppose Gross Receipts Tax

  Friday, July 1, 2016

SALEM — The Oregon agricultural industry is gearing up for battle against a campaign to pass a corporate sales tax measure on the November ballot by shedding light on how the tax will affect individual companies and farmers. Under Initiative Petition 28, the Mt. Angel-based Wilco farm supplies and fuel cooperative faces a 1,388-percent increase […]

Farmers Approve Wilco-HGO merger

  Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The members of two Oregon farm cooperatives, Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, have overwhelmingly voted to merge their operations. The combination of Wilco, which focuses on farm supplies and fuel, with HGO, which processes and markets hazelnuts, is planned to be complete by Aug. 1. A major result of the merger is the expected […]

Wilco & Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Approve Merger

  Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cooperatives Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) Board of Directors voted to merge this morning during a special meeting at the Salem Convention Center. Each cooperatives respective members passed the vote with 99% of HGO and 79% of Wilco members in favor of the merger. This was after each company’s Board of Directors unanimously […]

Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Propose a Merger

  Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) Board of Directors have both unanimously agreed to put a vote of merger between the two cooperatives before their respective members. After the announcement to employees and letters to the membership earlier this month, Doug Hoffman, Wilco CEO, and Jeff Fox, HGO CEO, have held six member meetings […]

Wilco Presents a Check to the Washington FFA

  Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This past week representatives from Wilco attended the Washington State FFA Convention to help further a company goal of sustaining the education of youth in agriculture through Wilco’s FFA Forever campaign. The program started a few years ago with Wilco’s commitment to Oregon FFA to help them become self-funded and more stable. As Wilco has […]

Wilco Farm Store Named Stayton Best Shop

  Monday, May 2, 2016

Wilco has a history that dates all the way back to the 1930’s. It still has paper records from Santiam Farmers Cooperative (Stayton) from 1936. A little over 30 years later, in 1967, Santiam Coop voted with four other Willamette Valley cooperatives and merged together to form Wilco: short for Willamette Valley Cooperatives. Today, Wilco […]

Diana Unruh Retires After Nearly 50 Years

  Monday, April 4, 2016

One of Wilco’s goals is to maintain the best employees and to make sure team members fit with our Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Community, Quality, and Teamwork; mission accomplished with the hiring of Diana Unruh in 1967. “When I first started in 1996, I was scared to come to a new place and […]

The Leadership Wisdom of Doug Hoffman

  Friday, April 1, 2016

Doug Hoffman became the President and Chief Executive of WILCO in March of 1994. WILCO is the Northwest’s largest and most sophisticated Agricultural Supply cooperative, providing Agronomy, Petroleum, and Retail Store services to over 500,000 customers with a member base of over 3,000. As President and Chief Executive, Mr. Hoffman works under the Board of […]

Farm Store Co-Op Wilco Opens New Puyallup Store on Canyon Road

  Friday, April 1, 2016

On opening day, March 24, at the new Puyallup store, Wilco will have about 500 baby chicks in stock for purchase. A once vacant building for several years, the former Summit Trading grocery store at 10409 E. Canyon Rd. in Puyallup will soon be occupied by Wilco, the largest farm- and ranch-owned agricultural supply cooperative […]

Wilco Named Mount Angel Business of the Year

  Sunday, February 28, 2016

What a run for Wilco. For the fourth consecutive year, the Mount Angel-headquartered business was voted a Top Workplace in Oregon and southwest Washington. The farm and community centered business also was awarded a plaque from Oregon’s Department of Agriculture for its great work bringing diverse groups together through collaboration. And now, drum roll, Wilco […]