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Minnesota, Iowa lead states for ag co-op business volume.

Editor's note: Wadsworth and Hoang are USDA economists; Coleman and Rivera are support staff members. This article is based on a state-by-state analysis of USDA's 2015 survey of farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives. See "Cooperative Statistics, 2015" (USDA Service Report 79) for a wealth of additional information compiled from the survey. The full report is posted on the cooperative publications website at: www.rd.usda.gov; for a free hard copy, send request to: coopinfo@wdc.usda.gov or call 202-720-7395.

Minnesota was the nation's top state for business volume conducted by agricultural cooperatives during 2015. Based on USDA's annual survey of cooperatives, 207 Minnesota ag cooperatives reported conducting $25.7 billion in gross business from marketing farm commodities, selling farm supplies or providing services, or a combination thereof (see Table 1 and Figure 1). Iowa ranked second for ag co-op business volume, with 115 ag co-ops that did $20.4 billion in business during 2015.

Of the $212.1 billion in gross business volume received by ag co-ops nationwide, Minnesota and Iowa accounted for 21.7 percent of it. These were also the top two states for ag coop business volume in 2014.

Illinois has risen to become the third-ranked state for co-op business volume, with 123 ag co-ops recording $15.9 billion in gross business in 2015. Wisconsin was fourth, with $13 billion generated by 101 co-ops. California was fifth, with 127 ag co-ops conducting $12.1 billion in business. These three states together represented 19.3 percent of the nation's co-op business total.

The top 10 states (Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota, Kansas and South Dakota) collected 64.3 percent of the total gross business volume by ag co-ops in 2015. See Table 2 for a ranking of states by the select statistics of gross volume of products marketed, gross farm supply sales, total gross sales, service receipts, gross business volume, business between co-ops, net business volume, and number of co-ops conducting business in each state (the top-ten states for each item are shaded).

Minnesota tops for crop marketing

Minnesota's $18.7 billion in gross volume of ag producer commodities marketed led all states. Iowa was second ($11 billion), followed by California ($10.8 billion), Wisconsin ($8.1 billion) and Illinois ($7.3 billion).

Iowa's $8.6 billion in gross farm supply sales led all states. It was followed by Illinois ($8.2 billion), Minnesota ($6.4 billion), Nebraska ($5.2 billion) and Wisconsin ($4.7 billion).

The $698 million in service and miscellaneous operating income for Iowa ag co-ops also ranked first among states. Minnesota was second ($624 million), followed by Nebraska ($493 million), Illinois ($452 million) and Wisconsin ($320 million).

Grain/oilseeds largest commodity sector for co-ops

Co-ops marketed $49.3 billion of grain and oilseeds in 2015, making it their largest commodity sector, accounting for 40 percent of total marketing by ag co-ops (Table 3 and Figure 2). Dairy was the second largest sector for co-op marketing, at $41 billion (33 percent of all ag co-op marketing). Fruit and vegetables ranked third, at $8.3 billion (7 percent), followed by: sugar, $7.6 billion (6 percent); livestock, $4.8 billion (4 percent); cotton and cotton ginning, $2.8 billion (2 percent); and nuts, $1.7 billion (1.4 percent).

The "other" category (which combines forest products, hay, hops, nursery products, biofuel, coffee, wool, mohair, etc.) accounted for about $7 billion (or 7 percent) of total ag co-op marketing volume in 2015.

The following ag commodity sectors each accounted for less than 1 percent of total co-op marketing: rice ($875 million); poultry ($788 million); tobacco ($339 million); fish ($224 million); and beans and peas ($210 million).

Top states, by ag commodity sector

Minnesota and Iowa were the top two states for co-op marketing of grain/oilseed, Wisconsin and California were the top two states for dairy sales, while California and Washington were the top states for fruit/vegetables. Texas and Arkansas were the top states for cotton/cotton seed marketing, Minnesota and Louisiana were the leaders for sugar sales, while Iowa and Wisconsin collected the most for livestock sales.

Michigan and California were the top states for co-op poultry sales, California and Oregon were the leaders for nuts, Maine and Washington for fish, and Arkansas and California for rice. North Dakota and Michigan were the top co-op states for sale of beans and peas, while North Carolina and Kentucky were the leaders for tobacco sales by co-ops.

Foreign sourcing

Cooperatives sourced some products from other nations in seven commodity sectors: cotton seed, fruit/vegetables, grain/oilseed, livestock, wool, sugar and "other." These foreign-sourced products were valued at $487 million, with fruit/vegetables accounting for 54.5 percent of the total.

Compared to 2014, 9 of the 12 commodity categories shown in Table 2 dropped in marketing volume in 2015, due mostly to lower commodity prices. Sectors dropping in value include: grain/oilseeds, dairy, fruit/vegetables, sugar, livestock, poultry, rice, beans/peas and tobacco.

Dairy showed the biggest drop among ag sectors, down $11.4 billion. It was followed by grain/oilseed, which fell $9.5 billion.

Sectors that saw sales volume gains in 2015 were cotton/cotton seed, nuts and fish. Co-op marketing of nuts increased by $156 million, lifting the sector to $1.7 billion. Co-op fish marketing increased by $9.1 million, to $224.1 million.

Petroleum, fertilizer largest farm supply sectors

Ag co-ops sold $32.3 billion worth of petroleum products in 2015, accounting for 40 percent of total farm supply sales (Table 4, Figure 3). Illinois led all states, with $3.7 billion in co-op petroleum sales, followed by Iowa, with $2.4 billion in sales. Rounding out the top 5 states for petroleum sales were Missouri ($2.1 billion), Indiana ($2 billion) and Kansas ($1.9 billion).

Fertilizer was the next largest supply sector for co-ops, with $15.1 billion in sales, or 18 percent of total farm supplies sold in 2015. Illinois was once again the top state for fertilizer sales by co-ops, at $1.8 billion. It was followed very closely by Iowa (with sales that also rounded to $1.8 billion). Next came Nebraska ($1.4 billion), Minnesota ($1.2 billion) and Wisconsin ($877 million).

Feed is the third largest farm supply sector for ag co-ops, accounting for 15 percent (or $12.3 billion) of their total farm supply sales in 2015. Iowa was the top state for feed sales, at $2.3 billion, well ahead of Minnesota ($1.4 billion). Wisconsin was next ($909 million), followed by Texas ($545 million) and Illinois ($498 million).

Co-ops sold $10.9 billion in crop protectants (pesticides, fungicides, etc.), which accounted for 13 percent of their total farm supplies sales. Illinois led all states with $1.3 billion in crop protectant sales, followed by Nebraska and Iowa (both with $1 billion). Minnesota was next ($818 million), followed by South Dakota ($622 million).

Seed sales accounted for 7 percent of total farm supplies sold by co-ops. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin are the top five states for seed sales, ranging from $733 million down to $347 million.

Sales of the "other" farm supply category--which includes building materials, containers and packing supplies, machinery and equipment, meats and groceries, automotive supplies, hardware, artificial insemination supplies, and other supplies not classified separately--totaled $5.8 billion in 2015. This supply group accounted for 7 percent of total farm supplies sold by co-ops. North Dakota led the states in this category, with $518 million in sales. It was followed by Minnesota ($427 million), Wisconsin ($410 million), Iowa ($368 million) and Washington ($287 million).

Compared to 2014, gross sales of every farm supply category dropped in 2015, with the biggest declines being for petroleum (down $6.9 billion), feed (down $1.4 billion) and fertilizer (down $1.2 billion).

Inter-cooperative business

Co-ops also cooperate and do business with each other, conducting a significant amount of inter-cooperative business. About $32.2 billion in intercooperative business was conducted in 2015, a drop from $36.4 billion in 2014 (Tables 1 and 2).

The number of agricultural co-ops continues to decline each year, mostly due to consolidations. But the business they conduct on behalf of their members remains significant. Business volume was down in 2015 from 2014, mainly because of lower prices of commodities and supply inputs. But this was the first sales decline in 6 years. The overall trend for co-op business volume has been continuously upward.

RELATED ARTICLE: Why do farmers do business in co-ops?

Agricultural cooperatives are owned and controlled by their producer-members. Regardless of the size of the cooperative, they play a critical role in the agricultural marketplace.

Co-ops market members' commodities, often creating or expanding markets for them and adding value to raw products. Through co-op marketing, producers gain the advantage of scale, allowing them to enter markets they would otherwise be unlikely to tap. Further, all profits flow back to their farms or are reinvested in the business.

Co-ops also ensure that their members have access to fairly priced, quality farm supplies and services needed to operate their farms and ranches.
Table 1
Cooperative business volume of products marketed, supply
sales and service receipts, by state, 2015

State                      Gross        Gross        Total
                       volume of         sale        gross
                        products      of farm        sales
                        marketed     supplies

Alaska                     12.22       117.55       129.76
Alabama                   411.39       414.94       826.33
Arkansas                1,759.21       782.70     2,541.91
Arizona                   965.76        75.44     1,041.20
California             10,807.85     1,052.52    11,860.37
Colorado                  689.54     1,270.23     1,959.76
Connecticut               430.21        38.88       469.09
Delaware                   25.09       134.85       159.94
Florida                 1,571.19       368.98     1,940.17
Georgia                   469.42     1,274.08     1,743.49
Hawaii                     12.82         8.18        21.00
Idaho                   1,455.36     1,152.91     2,608.27
Illinois                7,269.18     8,215.36    15,484.54
Iowa                   11,049.28     8,603.28    19,652.56
Indiana                 1,377.65     3,609.71     4,987.36
Kansas                  5,465.90     3,832.32     9,298.23
Kentucky                  664.81       853.80     1,518.61
Louisiana               1,674.78       296.64     1,971.42
Massachusetts             449.88        48.61       498.48
Maryland                  438.66       317.32       755.98
Maine                     172.90        34.60       207.50
Michigan                3,267.90     1,422.18     4,690.07
Minnesota              18,679.52     6,360.40    25,039.92
Missouri                6,381.54     3,812.72    10,194.26
Mississippi             1,019.81       279.44     1,299.25
Montana                   990.24     1,955.67     2,945.91
North Carolina            561.26       391.27       952.53
North Dakota            5,743.81     3,789.39     9,533.20
Nebraska                5,785.73     5,215.61    11,001.34
New Hampshire              50.54         8.92        59.46
New Jersey                224.98        95.10       320.08
New Mexico                489.42       128.37       617.79
Nevada                      6.63        57.03        63.66
New York                1,664.41       296.91     1,961.32
Ohio                    2,816.44     2,298.15     5,114.58
Oklahoma                1,434.73     1,890.23     3,324.96
Oregon                  3,246.01     2,261.93     5,507.94
Pennsylvania            2,020.72       428.47     2,449.19
Rhode Island                4.07         4.06         8.13
South Carolina             92.04       111.52       203.56
South Dakota            4,275.45     3,480.70     7,756.15
Tennessee                 222.08     2,172.71     2,394.80
Texas                   4,187.49     1,495.94     5,683.42
Utah                      332.72       883.82     1,216.54
Virginia                  603.87     1,696.76     2,300.63
Vermont                   587.30        56.40       643.70
Washington              4,372.52     2,394.67     6,767.19
Wisconsin               8,079.05     4,651.35    12,730.39
West Virginia              11.36       107.37       118.72
Wyoming                    80.00       740.01       820.02
District of Columbia        0.00         0.03         0.03
Foreign                   486.57       718.69     1,205.25
Totals                 124,891.27   81,708.69   206,599.95

State                    Service        Gross     Business
                        receipts     business      between
                         & other       volume       co-ops
                          income

Alaska                      2.12       131.88        41.32
Alabama                    28.66       854.99       103.16
Arkansas                   98.55     2,640.46       238.48
Arizona                    17.78     1,058.98       107.17
California                201.46    12,061.83     1,295.81
Colorado                   79.82     2,039.59       797.07
Connecticut                 0.21       469.29         7.72
Delaware                    0.44       160.38        33.30
Florida                    72.67     2,012.84       806.24
Georgia                     4.78     1,748.27       543.98
Hawaii                      2.37        23.37         1.60
Idaho                      25.87     2,634.14     1,159.80
Illinois                  451.89    15,936.43     2,171.17
Iowa                      698.08    20,350.63     2,009.87
Indiana                   145.83     5,133.18     1,307.31
Kansas                    320.12     9,618.34     1,708.96
Kentucky                   10.59     1,529.20       199.08
Louisiana                (10.57)     1,960.85        82.25
Massachusetts             (4.16)       494.32       215.23
Maryland                    1.04       757.02       140.66
Maine                       0.18       207.68         4.57
Michigan                   76.90     4,766.97       812.75
Minnesota                 623.97    25,663.89     3,352.57
Missouri                  275.21    10,469.47     1,612.24
Mississippi               105.08     1,404.32        80.21
Montana                    33.19     2,979.10       662.71
North Carolina              5.87       958.41       140.55
North Dakota              185.50     9,718.71       818.99
Nebraska                  492.64    11,493.99     1,424.43
New Hampshire               0.13        59.59         2.18
New Jersey                  0.71       320.79        88.69
New Mexico                  3.08       620.86        56.04
Nevada                      0.00        63.66        19.89
New York                    8.52     1,969.84       142.84
Ohio                      181.91     5,296.49       463.59
Oklahoma                   65.81     3,390.77     1,561.61
Oregon                     71.76     5,579.70       772.95
Pennsylvania                6.82     2,456.02       301.70
Rhode Island                0.00         8.13         0.51
South Carolina              0.30       203.85        34.92
South Dakota              186.65     7,942.80     1,173.43
Tennessee                  62.59     2,457.39       599.15
Texas                     262.88     5,946.30       419.97
Utah                      242.66     1,459.20       435.44
Virginia                   36.10     2,336.73       609.00
Vermont                     2.83       646.53        10.48
Washington                 81.39     6,848.57       761.45
Wisconsin                 291.30    13,021.69     1,886.86
West Virginia               0.51       119.23        19.70
Wyoming                     5.92       825.93       273.25
District of Columbia        0.00         0.03         0.02
Foreign                     0.00     1,205.25       654.91
Totals                  5,457.93   212,057.89    32,167.79

State                        Net      Co-ops
                        business       doing
                          volume    business
                                    in state

Alaska                     90.56          10
Alabama                   751.84          57
Arkansas                2,401.98          47
Arizona                   951.81          26
California             10,766.02         127
Colorado                1,242.52          44
Connecticut               461.58          14
Delaware                  127.07           8
Florida                 1,206.60          47
Georgia                 1,204.29          34
Hawaii                     21.77          17
Idaho                   1,474.34          41
Illinois               13,765.26         123
Iowa                   18,340.76         115
Indiana                 3,825.87          50
Kansas                  7,909.39         113
Kentucky                1,330.12          33
Louisiana               1,878.60          48
Massachusetts             279.09          17
Maryland                  616.35          21
Maine                     203.11          26
Michigan                3,954.22          62
Minnesota              22,311.32         207
Missouri                8,857.23          89
Mississippi             1,324.11          62
Montana                 2,316.38          55
North Carolina            817.85          25
North Dakota            8,899.71         161
Nebraska               10,069.55          66
New Hampshire              57.41          11
New Jersey                232.10          21
New Mexico                564.82          21
Nevada                     43.76          11
New York                1,827.00          64
Ohio                    4,832.90          57
Oklahoma                1,829.16          71
Oregon                  4,806.75          46
Pennsylvania            2,154.31          51
Rhode Island                7.63          10
South Carolina            168.93          16
South Dakota            6,769.37          90
Tennessee               1,858.23          79
Texas                   5,526.34         195
Utah                    1,023.76          26
Virginia                1,727.73          49
Vermont                   636.06           9
Washington              6,087.13          79
Wisconsin              11,134.83         101
West Virginia              99.53          17
Wyoming                   552.68          23
District of Columbia        0.00           4
Foreign                   550.34          15
Totals                179,890.10          NA

Table 2
Ranking numbers of states by select co-op statistics and by top 10
ranking (highlighted), 2015

State                      Gross        Gross               Service
                       volume of         sale    Total     receipts
                        products      of farm    gross      & other
State                   marketed     supplies    sales       income

Alaska                        48           39       46           38
Alabama                       38           30       35           26
Arkansas                      17           26       20           16
Arizona                       26           43       33           28
California                     3           23        5           10
Colorado                      27           21       26           18
Connecticut                   37           47       41           44
Delaware                      46           37       45           42
Florida                       20           32       27           20
Georgia                       34           20       28           34
Hawaii                        47           50       50           37
Idaho                         21           22       19           27
Illinois (#)               5 (#)        2 (#)    3 (#)        4 (#)
Iowa (#)                   2 (#)        1 (#)    2 (#)        1 (#)
Indiana                       23            9       15           14
Kansas (#)                 9 (#)        6 (#)    9 (#)        5 (#)
Kentucky                      28           25       29           29
Louisiana                     18           35       24           52
Massachusetts                 35           46       40           51
Maryland                      36           33       37           39
Maine                         42           48       43           45
Michigan                      13           19       16           19
Minnesota (#)              1 (#)        3 (#)    1 (#)        2 (#)
Missouri (#)               6 (#)        7 (#)    7 (#)        7 (#)
Mississippi                   24           36       30           15
Montana                       25           15       18           25
North Carolina                31           31       34           33
North Dakota                   8            8        8           12
Nebraska (#)               7 (#)        4 (#)    6 (#)        3 (#)
New Hampshire                 45           49       49           46
New Jersey                    40           42       42           40
New Mexico                    32           38       39           35
Nevada                        50           44       48         48.5
New York                      19           34       25           30
Ohio                          15           12       14           13
Oklahoma                      22           16       17           22
Oregon                        14           13       13           21
Pennsylvania                  16           29       21           31
Rhode Island                  51           51       51         48.5
South Carolina                43           40       44           43
South Dakota                  11           10       10           11
Tennessee                     41           14       22           23
Texas                         12           18       12            8
Utah                          39           24       31            9
Virginia                      29           17       23           24
Vermont                       30           45       38           36
Washington                    10           11       11           17
Wisconsin (#)              4 (#)        5 (#)    4 (#)        6 (#)
West Virginia                 49           41       47           41
Wyoming                       44           27       36           32
District of Columbia          52           52       52         48.5
Foreign                       33           28       32         48.5

State                                                        Co-ops
                           Gross     Business        Net      doing
                        business      between    business   business
State                     volume       co-ops     volume    in state

Alaska                        46           41         47       48.5
Alabama                       35           36         34       18.5
Arkansas                      19           29         17       25.5
Arizona                       33           35         32         33
California                     5           10          5          4
Colorado                      24           16         28         28
Connecticut                   41           47         40         45
Delaware                      45           43         45         51
Florida                       25           15         29       25.5
Georgia                       28           23         30         30
Hawaii                        50           50         50         41
Idaho                         20           12         25         29
Illinois (#)               3 (#)        2 (#)      3 (#)      5 (#)
Iowa (#)                   2 (#)        3 (#)      2 (#)      6 (#)
Indiana                       15            9         16         22
Kansas (#)                 9 (#)        5 (#)      9 (#)      7 (#)
Kentucky                      29           31         26         31
Louisiana                     27           38         20         24
Massachusetts                 40           30         41         41
Maryland                      37           33         36         38
Maine                         43           48         43         33
Michigan                      16           14         15       16.5
Minnesota (#)              1 (#)        1 (#)      1 (#)    1.0 (#)
Missouri (#)               7 (#)        6 (#)      8 (#)    10.0 (#)
Mississippi                   31           39         27       16.5
Montana                       18           19         18         20
North Carolina                34           34         33         35
North Dakota                   8           13          7          3
Nebraska (#)               6 (#)        8 (#)      6 (#)     14 (#)
New Hampshire                 49           49         48       46.5
New Jersey                    42           37         42         38
New Mexico                    39           40         37         38
Nevada                        48           44         49       46.5
New York                      26           32         23         15
Ohio                          14           24         13       18.5
Oklahoma                      17            7         22         13
Oregon                        13           17         14         27
Pennsylvania                  22           27         19         21
Rhode Island                  51           51         51       48.5
South Carolina                44           42         44       43.0
South Dakota                  10           11         10          9
Tennessee                     21           22         21       11.5
Texas                         12           26         12          2
Utah                          30           25         31         33
Virginia                      23           21         24         23
Vermont                       38           46         35         50
Washington                    11           18         11       11.5
Wisconsin (#)              4 (#)        4 (#)      4 (#)      8 (#)
West Virginia                 47           45         46         41
Wyoming                       36           28         38         36
District of Columbia          52           52         52         52
Foreign                       32           20         39         44

(#)--Shading denotes co-ops with a Top 10 ranking.

Table 3
Top states for gross co-op marketing volume, by commodity, 2015

                      All figures in Million $

State        Grain    State     Dairy    State       Fruit    State
               and                                     and
           Oilseeds                                   Veg.

MN         8,852.02   WI      5,788.02   CA        3,064.94   TX
IA         7,397.88   CA      5,304.70   WA         867.07    AR
IL         4,859.69   MN      4,242.15   FL         819.76    GA
ND         4,523.72   MO      3,866.40   MI         795.61    MS
NE         4,248.22   WA      2,165.49   OR         649.29    NC
SD         3,610.23   IL      1,828.46   PA         481.28    AL
KS         3,491.99   KS      1,732.51   WI         453.22    CA
MO         2,006.08   NY      1,435.90   Foreign    265.05    OK
2015 (1)   49,321.2   2015    41,006.6   2015      8,301.1    2015
2014 (2)   58,836.7   2014    52,394.4   2014      8,361.5    2014

                      All figures in Million $

State      Poultry    State      Nuts    State        Fish    State

MI          230.84    CA      1,660.03   ME          93.55    AR
CA          201.96    OR        21.24    WA          58.21    CA
UT          131.45    GA        15.47    AL          36.11    MS
IA          129.21    TX        13.25    NJ          14.23    TX
MS           95.05    VA        12.61    AK          12.14    LA
WI           48.14    OK         1.52    NH           5.94    MN
MN           40.22    OK         1.52    CA           1.42    MO
VA            4.00    AL         0.48    MN           1.07
2015 (1)     787.7    2015    1,725.2    2015        224.1    2015
2014 (2)   1,353.3    2014    1,568.8    2014        215.0    2014

                      All figures in Million $

State       Cotton    State     Sugar    State   Livestock
               and
            Cotton
              Gins

MN         1,235.49   MN      3,581.22   IA       748.62
IA         1,235.49   LA       836.47    WI       618.16
IL          336.99    ND       735.28    IL       556.82
ND          215.12    ID       706.95    IN       326.32
NE          135.54    FL       550.21    OH       289.27
SD          117.45    MI       533.57    KS       225.55
KS          116.62    CO       320.15    MN       217.73
MO           84.04    MT        82.66    KY       185.20
2015 (1)   2,766.6    2015    7,568.9    2015    4,793.1
2014 (2)   2,729.4    2014    7,758.3    2014    4,948.3

                      All figures in Million $

State         Rice    State      Bean    State   Tobacco
                              and Pea

MI          368.41    ND        64.08    NC       294.58
CA          354.52    MI        39.63    KY        22.85
UT           95.05    NE        31.80    TN        21.22
IA           35.22    ID        30.00
MS           16.32    MT        18.92
WI            3.32    CA        14.91
MN            1.83    WA         9.32
VA                    MN         1.28
2015 (1)     874.7    2015      210.1    2015      338.7
2014 (2)     935.5    2014      238.1    2014      475.7

(1) Total of commodity for all states in 2015.

(2) Total of commodity for all states in 2014.

Table 4
Top states for gross co-op sales volume for farm supplies, by
supply-input type, 2015

                      All figures in Million $

State         Feed    State      Seed    State         Crop
                                                  Protectant

IA         2,335.34   IL       732.68    IL        1,272.06
MN         1,376.49   IA       707.61    NE        1,003.71
WI          908.52    MN       669.84    IA        1,003.53
TX          545.26    SD       402.42    MN          818.06
IL          498.31    WI       347.14    SD          622.05
NE          487.40    NE       338.44    ND          559.44
CA          467.91    ND       317.44    WI          520.57
OH          411.45    TN       285.44    KS          509.92
MO          411.15    IN       254.11    WA          509.27
SD          341.82    KS       227.43    IN          428.76
2015 (1)   12,261.3   2015     5,396.8   2015      10,935.3
2014 (2)   13,673.8   2014     5,790.8   2014      11,530.4

                        All figures in Million $

State    Fertilizer   State    Petroleum   State     Other

IL        1,779.09    IL       3,713.72    ND       518.05
IA        1,754.72    IA       2,434.40    MN       426.92
NE        1,390.04    MO       2,112.31    WI       410.04
MN        1,199.75    IN       2,009.63    IA       367.69
WI          876.82    KS       1,947.07    WA       287.04
SD          804.44    MN       1,869.35    TN       285.44
KS          710.37    ND       1,808.28    OR       279.00
MO          707.58    NE       1,787.07    CA       275.35
IN          615.38    WI       1,588.25    VA       257.37
OH          588.73    OK       1,340.32    VA       257.37
2015      15,051.0    2015     32,277.0    2015     5,787.3
2014      16,251.0    2014     39,211.3    2014     6,166.6

(1) Total of item for all states in 2015.

(2) Total of item for all states in 2014.

Figure 1
Top 10 states'
proportion of gross
co-op business
volume, 2015

MN                  12.10%
IA                   9.60%
IL                   7.52%
WI                   6.14%
CA                   5.69%
NE                   5.42%
MO                   4.94%
ND                   4.58%
KS                   4.54%
SD                   3.75%
Other U.S. States   35.74%

Note: Table made from pie chart.

Figure 2
Relative proportion
of commodities
marketed by
co-ops,
2015

Grains & Oilseeds    39%
Dairy                33%
Other *               7%
Fruit & Vegs          7%
Sugar                 6%
Livestock             4%
Cotton/Cotton Seed    2%
Nuts                  1%
Poultry               1%

* Other: Bean & pea, fish, rice, tobacco,
wool, and other marketing.

Note: Table made from pie chart.

Figure 3
Relative proportion of gross farm
supplies sold by co-ops, 2015

Petroleum           40%
Seed                 7%
Other Supplies       7%
Crop Protectants    13%
Feed                15%
Fertilizer          18%

Note: Table made from pie chart.
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Title Annotation:Co-op Sales, State by State
Author:Wadsworth, James; Hoang, Huu; Coleman, Charita; Rivera, Judith
Publication:Rural Cooperatives
Date:Jan 1, 2017
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