Whatcom Farmers Cooperative (WFC), with a location in Ferndale on LaBounty Drive, announced today that their voting members have approved a merger with CHS Inc.
WFC Board Chairman Jeff Bedlington states in his company’s announcement, “WFC will remain a locally based company, staying true to its roots.” The announcement says “customers should expect a smooth transition, including continuity of staffing at its current locations.”
WFC reported earlier this year they had begun discussing the possibility of joining operations with CHS Inc.
Operating from Minnesota since 1931, when it was first known as Farmers Union Central Exchange, CHS Inc. has locations across the United States delivering energy, crop and feed products as well as insurance, financial and risk management services. CHS Inc. also operates petroleum refineries/pipelines as well as markets and distributes the Cenex fuels, lubricants, propane and other energy products. CHS has locations around the globe including South America, Europe and Asia.
WFC was founded in 1941 as Whatcom Grange and became Whatcom Farmers Cooperative as the result of a merger with Western Farmers Association in 1982. WFC provides the products, services and services to farmers, agricultural businesses and consumers. WFC has locations in Lynden, Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine and Nooksack.