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Thriving Cooperatives Help Farmers in Kansas Succeed
Farming can sometimes feel like lonely work, particular with the many modern operations where mechanized equipment has greatly reduced the numbers of human beings toiling around the fields. Successful farmers have long recognized the value and power, however, of joining forces with others to make their difficult work easier. Organizations like the Mid Kansas Cooperative offer valuable services and important products to their members, doing more for each one than any individual could hope to accomplish alone.
Services and Products That Further the Interests of Members
While there are many types of investments that will make good sense for a single farm, there are others that can only be justified at significantly larger scales. Groups like Mid Kansas Cooperative provide access to the related benefits by offering services and products that include:
Grain storage: With tens of millions of bushels or more of storage capacity spread across dozens of geographically separated grain elevators, cooperatives help centralize and enable economies of scale for one of the most important farming related requirements of all. Grain production remains the backbone of the agricultural industry in Kansas, and being able to store each farm's output safely until it can be brought to market is therefore priceless.
Agronomy expertise: Modern agriculture is incredibly sophisticated, and taking advantage of the latest advances and findings is often the best way to remain competitive. Cooperatives can pool the resources of their members to enable access to advice and services that help each become more efficient and productive.
Fueling services: Fuel costs can easily account for a significant portion of the average farm's spending. By buying fuel in bulk and selling it on to members, cooperatives can help each one save money.
Cooperative Effort and a Shared Commitment to Success
With some of the most successful and significant cooperatives today serving many thousands of members, the benefits that such services provide in aggregate can be almost impossible to comprehend. Even while the fates of most farmers depend to a large extent on their own determination and effort, cooperatives help make success much more likely for each member. The contributions they make should therefore never be underestimated or overlooked.
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