February 20, 2013

Demand for organic meal helps country elevator thrive

By Liz Morrison Clearbrook, Minn. — Times are tough for small country elevators. Big grain price swings, higher capital requirements and consolidation have eroded profits, forcing many rural elevators to close. But a struggling coop elevator in northwest Minnesota met these challenges by responding to a need for organic feed. With help from AURI, Clearbrook Elevator is crushing organic soybeans for certified organic dairy feed. What began as a sideline… Read More »Demand for organic meal helps country elevator thrive