Wilco-Winfield and Morrow County Grain Growers partner on grain handling and merchandising agreement.Effective July 1, 2014 Wilco-Winfield and Morrow County Grain Growers (MCGG) will enter into an operating agreement to enhance services associated with grain grown in Wilco-Winfield’s trade area. In the agreement Morrow County Grain Growers will provide price discovery for growers and administrate the receiving, storage and transportation of grain inventories.
Wilco-Winfield will provide assets and labor associated with receiving, storage, handling and load out of grain. The direct purchase contracting of wheat from growers will transition on July 1st from Wilco-Winfield to MCGG. Additional details can be obtained by referencing the Questions & Answers document accompanying this document.“Wilco and now Wilco-Winfield has always handled grain. In 2009 prices and Willamette Valley acres grew dramatically.
In response, Wilco-Winfield increased their presence in this segment of the market by adding rail loading and contracting of wheat supporting much larger volumes. MCGG historically has been a major originator and trader of grain. This alliance will bring more risk management tools to the Wilco-Winfield growers not offered today by Wilco-Winfield” said Bill Hubbell, General Manager of Wilco-Winfield.
“Morrow County Grain Growers has handled and merchandised grain for grain producers in the lower Columbia Basin since 1930. Morrow County Grain Growers is excited about the opportunity to work with growers in the Willamette Valley and bring additional risk management tools to those growers”
– John Ripple, General Manager of Morrow County Grain Growers.
Wilco-Winfield LLC is based in Mt Angel Oregon. A joint venture of Wilco Farmers (Mt Angel OR) and Winfield Solutions, a Land O Lakes Company (Shoreview MN), it provides full service agronomy inputs such as fertilizer and crop protection products and services to agricultural and horticultural markets.
About Morrow County Grain Growers
Services agriculture from the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest since the early 1930′s our cooperative has continued to grow. Morrow County Grain Grower’s is a progressive marketing and farm supply cooperative providing grain storage and marketing, bulk fuel and propane. Our service, sales and parts departments will aid you in farm equipment needs along with Polaris ATV’s. If it is crop nutrients, seed or crop protection that you need we have two locations of Agronomy to serve you. We now have four Napa Auto parts stores, Boardman, Umatilla, Wasco & Lexington to help serve your needs. The Green Feed Store located in Heppner has all of your livestock, feed, and apparel needs. We currently serve seven counties in Oregon and two in Washington; have over 70 full time employees and over 600 cooperative members.