Farmer’s Co-op Elevator marks successful year

Farmers Cooperative Elevator Association made money  in the 2012 crop year, co-op members learned Thursday during the organization’s 57th annual meeting.

Greg Methvin, board president, announced that the co-op was issuing $441,103 in cash dividends and retiring $258,897 in stock.

The co-op distributed $106,974 in cash dividends a year ago.

Accountant Rita Moseley told 240 people at the meeting  that the cooperative had total assets of $11,765,505 for the 2012-13 budget year, up from $7,609,141 the previous year.

The business generated total sales of $36.43 million, up from $19.45 million the year before.

Net income before taxes totaled $732,834, compared to a a negative $37,971 the year before.

Mrs. Moseley said the business also had $2.4 million in working capital.

‘That’s a really good thing to have,’ she said. ‘Your co-op had an excellent year.’

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