Two new agricultural co-op facilities have begun operations in Minnesota, featuring high-capacity dry fertilizer systems with greater speed and efficiency in serving their farmer members. The facilities at Farmer’s Co-op Oil (top) and Meadowland Farmers Coop feature the latest dry fertilizer handling equipment from GSI InterSystems. The new Farmer’s Co-op Oil is located on a 17-acre tract in Clara City, replacing an older facility across from its present site. It provides agronomy as well as energy products, including propane, lube oil, and bulk tractor fuel. Located about 60 miles away is a new Meadowland Farmers Coop operation in Russell, offering agronomy, feed and energy products for farmers in parts of southwest Minnesota and eastern South Dakota. It was built after Meadowland purchased the assets of Southwestern Minnesota Dairy in 2017. Both facilities feature the latest dry fertilizer handling equipment from GSI InterSystems, a brand of AGCO. Included is an advanced blending tower that offers nearly double the speed of standard blending towers currently used in the industry. The tower has stainless steel bins at the top that offer 250 tons of total capacity, holding mult...