The Boards of Directors for North Central Farmers Elevator (NCFE) and Wheat Growers (WG), Precision Farming Dealer's Most Valuable Dealership in 2014, have announced that member-owners have voted against approving the unification of NCFE and WG.

The two cooperatives will continue serving their respective members as separate entities.

South Dakota law requires that a majority of eligible members of each cooperative vote in favor of a unification agreement before the unification can go into effect. The final vote, as certified by auditing firm Eide Bailly, fell short.

About North Central Farmers Elevator

North Central Farmers Elevator is a full-service, farmer-owned cooperative with product and service areas in grain, agronomy, feed and energy with locations in north central South Dakota and south central North Dakota. Its mission is to excel at providing high-quality services and products that grow member and cooperative profitability and success.

About Wheat Growers

Wheat Growers is a grain and agronomy cooperative in the heart of South and North Dakota. Owned by the members it serves, Wheat Growers exists to provide, with integrity, customers with reliable markets, services and quality products through a safety-oriented, profitable and innovative organization.