GROWMARK System in Top Ten of Cooperatives

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The GROWMARK System of cooperatives, headquartered in Bloomington, Ill., was ranked in the top ten on two national rankings of cooperative businesses.

This year, GROWMARK ranked fifth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation's 100 highest revenue-earning cooperatives across all economic sectors. GROWMARK was ranked seventh on the 2011 list. The complete NCB Co-op 100 report is available at Cooperatives in this year's top 100 account for a combined revenue of more than $216 billion in 2011.

GROWMARK was also ranked fourth on the USDA list of the 100 largest agricultural cooperatives in the United States, a ranking which was also achieved in 2011. The cooperatives on this list combined for a total sales revenue of $148 billion.

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in 31 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. The FS brand represents knowledgeable, experienced professionals acting with integrity and dedication to serve more than 250,000 customers. More information is available at