Cooperatives

Basics of Cooperatives

These resources provide an overview on the uniqueness of cooperative organizations in terms governance, capitalization, benefits to their owners, and motives.

Basics of Cooperatives
Videos 

Career Perspectives, Advice & Insight -- June 2, 2020, Summer 2020 Summer Cooperatives Course

 

Cooperative Foundations -- May 26, 2020, Summer 2020 Cooperative Intern and New Employee Workshop, Session I

 

Historic Foundations

 

Ownership and Governance

 

How Cooperatives Differ

 

Economic Benefits

 

Benefits to Employees

 

Consolidation

These resources provide an overview on cooperative consolidations.

Consolidation
Newsletter articles

Ag cooperatives consolidating, too -- May 2017

 

Financials and Capitalization

Financials and Capitalization
Information Files

The Non-Price Risks of Credit Sale Contracts: Know Your Grain Buyer -- A2-81

 

Evaluating A Company's Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts -- FMR 1893

 
Newsletter Articles

The capital structures of Iowa's grain and agriculture supply firms: are cooperatives different than their investor-owned counterparts? -- May 2015

 

Who owns the cooperative?-- December 2014

 

Leadership, Governance and Strategy

These resources provide an overview on cooperative leadership, governance and strategy.

Outlook and Current Conditions

Outlook
Newsletter Articles

Co-ops managing through low margins -- March 2017

 

Cooperative grain margins and implications of crop price movements and market inverses -- December 2014

 

Patronage and Taxation

Patronage and Taxation
Information Files

How Patronage from Selling Grain to a Cooperative Affects Your Net Marketing Price -- A2-80

 

The Section 199A Deduction: Potential Impacts on Farm Prices and Income -- A2-82

 
Voiced Media

The Impact of Tax Reform on Agricultural Cooperatives
Slides from the webinar

 

Other

Other
Information Files

Estimated Costs of Production for Winter Canola in Iowa -- A1-24

 

To Grow or not to Grow: A Tool for Comparing Returns to Switchgrass for Bioenergy with Annual Crops and CRP -- A1-27

Condominium Grain Storage -- A2-36

Forward Contracting by Iowa Corn Producers: Connecting Hedging with Price Movements -- APR Spring 2016

A Discussion of the Sec 199A Deduction and its Potential Impacts on Producers and Grain Marketing Firms

 

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