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2022 Grower Anhydrous Ammonia & Paraquat Training

The Equity is offering three free in-person training sessions to our growers to become certified in the safe handling of Anhydrous Ammonia and Paraquat as required by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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Once approved for an account, you may use it to purchase from our self-serve fuel pumps, The Equity Farm & Home Store, bulk propane, feed, agronomy inputs and more.

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Due to staffing, The Equity is not accepting new cash propane or home heating customers through February 2023.

 


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2021 Chairman & CEO Report


Despite several obstacles placed in our path, The Equity achieved another successful year. COVID was and is indeed still a major disruption to our ongoing business and operations. It has impacts across all of our supply-chain relations, the communities we serve, and our team members. There were other trials as well; the substantial interruptions last winter for manufacturers in Texas, Hurricane Ida, COVID-induced worker shortage at packing plants and ports of entry slowed crop protection products and feed ingredients. Some of these challenges will continue to have impacts upon our business for many months to come.
 
Even with these conditions, your cooperative advanced on a number of fronts. The Altamont location underwent a complete refurbishing to better serve its patrons. Farina location received an automation enhancement to the chemical blending, and a water line was installed to provide the Horace location with an abundance of quality water. We also expanded Planters Precision with the acquisition of two additional dealers, and The Equity Farm & Home Store began a Customer Fulfillment Center expansion.
 
Volumes and Revenues grew in Agronomy, Energy, Feed, Grain and Hardware, however
much of the revenue growth came from inflated pricing.

GO FLEX, our input financing offering, grew to over $90 million dollars in approved loans. This provides our customers with the necessary access to capital to take advantage of early ordering when market prices are favorable.
 
Our biggest task was, is, and will be having a sufficient team of employees to service you, our valued customers and owners. The Board of Directors continued our intent to address equity management with focus on three segments: Past, Present and Future. For the Past, this year we will be retiring $1.4 million in allocated equity from the fiscal year 2009 and 25% of 2010. For the Present, we have declared a Patronage Refund of almost $2.4 million with 50% being in cash, and For the Future, we have approved a fiscal 2022 budget which continues to invest in infrastructure
to serve our member-owners.
 
The Board and Management would like to express our sincere appreciation to you, our shareholders, for the business you continue to allow us to earn. We would also like to thank all of Team Equity for the hard work and dedication that serves our members and has grown The Equity into one of the premier Ag Retailers in the country.
 
Yours in cooperative service,
 
Nick Jansen, Board Chairman & Bruce Vernon, CEO

Announcements


2021 Chairman & CEO Report


Despite several obstacles placed in our path, The Equity achieved another successful year. COVID was and is indeed still a major disruption to our ongoing business and operations. It has impacts across all of our supply-chain relations, the communities we serve, and our team members. There were other trials as well; the substantial interruptions last winter for manufacturers in Texas, Hurricane Ida, COVID-induced worker shortage at packing plants and ports of entry slowed crop protection products and feed ingredients. Some of these challenges will continue to have impacts upon our business for many months to come.
 
Even with these conditions, your cooperative advanced on a number of fronts. The Altamont location underwent a complete refurbishing to better serve its patrons. Farina location received an automation enhancement to the chemical blending, and a water line was installed to provide the Horace location with an abundance of quality water. We also expanded Planters Precision with the acquisition of two additional dealers, and The Equity Farm & Home Store began a Customer Fulfillment Center expansion.
 
Volumes and Revenues grew in Agronomy, Energy, Feed, Grain and Hardware, however
much of the revenue growth came from inflated pricing.

GO FLEX, our input financing offering, grew to over $90 million dollars in approved loans. This provides our customers with the necessary access to capital to take advantage of early ordering when market prices are favorable.
 
Our biggest task was, is, and will be having a sufficient team of employees to service you, our valued customers and owners. The Board of Directors continued our intent to address equity management with focus on three segments: Past, Present and Future. For the Past, this year we will be retiring $1.4 million in allocated equity from the fiscal year 2009 and 25% of 2010. For the Present, we have declared a Patronage Refund of almost $2.4 million with 50% being in cash, and For the Future, we have approved a fiscal 2022 budget which continues to invest in infrastructure
to serve our member-owners.
 
The Board and Management would like to express our sincere appreciation to you, our shareholders, for the business you continue to allow us to earn. We would also like to thank all of Team Equity for the hard work and dedication that serves our members and has grown The Equity into one of the premier Ag Retailers in the country.
 
Yours in cooperative service,
 
Nick Jansen, Board Chairman & Bruce Vernon, CEO

Top News Stories

The Equity Farm & Home Store 2nd location

Oct 04, 2022 | The Equity
The Equity is pleased to announce that as of October 3, 2022, The Equity Farm & Home Store will open a second location. We will be operating in the former Home Center store located at 4 Do-It Dr, Altamont, Illinois that was owned and operated by the Mathias family f...

The Equity Plans to Acquire Beverlin Oil

May 06, 2022 | The Equity
The Equity is pleased to announce the acquisition of Beverlin Oil company of Newton, Illinois. The Beverlin family and it’s employees have built this refined fuels delivery business on a commitment to service since 1976. The business is comprised of about 2,000,000 gallons ...

The Equity announces formation of Equity Services, LLC

May 04, 2022 | The Equity
The Equity is pleased to announce the formation of Equity Services, LLC. This entity is an alliance between The Equity and agriculture-service providers: Brücke Financial, Inc., Sonne Energy, Mid-State Farm Insurance, and Taylor Law Offices.

Greg Taylor Appointed Chairman of the Board for IFCA

Jan 27, 2022 | The Equity
Greg Taylor, Director of Agronomy Operations has recently been appointed the position of Chairman of the Board for the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association.
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