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A Letter from the President



National Co-op Month is a fitting time for those of us in the cooperative community to highlight the impact we make.

Whether it is bringing fresh, local food through a food co-op, affordable financial services through a credit union or affordable homeownership through a housing cooperative, cooperatives help strengthen communities.

As cooperatives, we know that our model of business is successful and sustainable. Our challenge is to tell more people in decision-making positions and in the media, about the scope, size and scale of the cooperative model, its impact on the economy, its sustainability, and the work it does to build communities across the world.

NCB's Co-op 100 list is just another tool to help promote cooperatives and the impact these businesses make in our economy. In 2012, the top 100 Cooperatives generated $226.4 billion in revenue, an increase of 5% from 2011. We also saw 8 new editions to the list including; National Cooperative Refinery Association, Agribank, FCB, FCS of America, Ag First Farm Credit Bank, FCS of Mid-America, North Central Farmers Elevator, Frenchman Valley Farmers Cooperative Inc. and United Cooperative.

Like our Co-op 100 audiences, we are eager to see which co-ops make the list, how they rank compared to the previous year, and what kinds of revenues they're generating. This year, as always, we are delighted to see that co-ops continue to grow and expand, providing vital services to their community and members.

Charles E. Snyder Signature

Charles E. Snyder
President & CEO, NCB

2013 Co-op 100 List



Ranked by Revenue in Millions of Dollars

Each year, the NCB Co-op 100 announces the top 100 cooperatives in America, highlighting the business activity and economic power of these member-owned, member- controlled businesses. The only annual report of its kind, the NCB Co-op 100 is an important indicator of cooperative business activity across the country.

* Much of the information in this report has been provided to NCB from outside sources. NCB expressly disclaims any warranties or representatives, express or implied, of any kind as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information, facts, or opinions contained in this report.

† Indicates data obtained from the USDA.



2012
Rank
2011
Rank
Cooperative Name
Website
2012 Revenue 2011 Revenue 2012 Assets 2011 Assets Industry President/CEO
City, State
Total Revenue in Millions $226,401
1 1 CHS Inc.
www.chsinc.com
40,599 36,916 13,423 12,217 Agriculture Carl Casale
Saint Paul, MN
2 3 Land O'Lakes, Inc.
www.landolakesinc.com
14,116 12,849 6,357 5,438 Agriculture Christopher J. Policinski
Saint Paul, MN
3 2 Dairy Farmers of America
www.dfamilk.com
12,140 13,013 2,860 2,295 Agriculture Rick Smith
Kansas City, MO
4 4 Wakefern Food Corp.
www.wakefern.com
11,010 10,326 1,556 1,499 Grocery Joseph Colalillo
Keasbey, NJ
5 5 GROWMARK, Inc.
www.growmark.com
10,057 8,597 2,763 2,631 Agriculture Jeff Solberg
Bloomington, IL
6 6 Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc
www.awginc.com
7,852 7,767 1,185 1,132 Grocery Jerry Garland
Kansas City, KS
7 7 Ag Processing Inc.
www.agp.com
4,920 4,358 1,395 1,332 Agriculture Keith Spackler
Omaha, NE
8 --- National Cooperative Refinery Association
www.ncrarefinery.com
4,045 3,405 2,058 1,968 Energy & Communication James. S Loving
McPherson, KS
9 8 HealthPartners Inc.
www.healthpartners.com
3,975 3,848 921 924 Healthcare Mary Brainerd
Bloomington, MN
10 10 ACE Hardware Corp.
www.acehardware.com
3,833 3,709 1,413 1,346 Hardware & Lumber John Venhvizen
Oak Brook, IL
11 9 Unified Grocers, Inc
www.unifiedgrocers.com
3,796 3,848 921 924 Grocery Alfred A. Plamann
Commerce, CA
12 14 Navy Federal Credit Union
www.navyfcu.org
3,651 3,302 52,436 46,925 Finance Culter Dawson
Merrifield, VA
13 13 Group Health Cooperative
www.ghc.org
3,629 3,494 1,597 1,779 Healthcare Scott Armstrong
Seattle, WA
14 1 California Dairies, Inc.
www.californiadairies.com
3,240 3,639 812 809 Agriculture Andrei Mikhalevsky
Visalia, CA
15 15 Do It Best Corp.
www.doitbest.com
2,589 2,329 748 699 Hardware & Lumber Bob Taylor
Fort Wayne, IN
16 19 Darigold
www.darigold.com
2,464 2,070 548 579 Agriculture Jim Wegner
Seattle, WA
17 22 United Suppliers, Inc.
www.unitedsuppliers.com
2,371 1,946 942 887 Agriculture Brad Oelmann
Eldora, IA
18 16 Associated Wholesalers, Inc.
www.awiweb.com
2,315 2,314 425 441 Grocery J. Christopher Michael
Robesonia, PA
19 18 Southern States Cooperative
www.southernstates.coop
2,294 2,075 517 545 Agriculture Thomas R. Scribner
Richmond, VA
20 24 CoBank
www.cobank.com
2,139 1,907 92,478 63,290 Finance Robert B. Engel
Greenwood Village, CO
21 21 Associated Food Stores
www.afstores.com
2,011 1,922 595 602 Grocery S. Neal Berube
Salt Lake City, UT
22 23 Central Grocers Cooperative
www.central-grocers.com
1,968 1,913 398 392 Grocery James Denges
Franklin Park, IL
23 27 REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.)
www.rei.com
1,931 1,798 1,192 1,119 Recreational Sally Jewell
Sumner, WA
24 28 Basin Electric Power Cooperative
www.basinelectric.com
1,919 1,706 6,062 5,741 Energy & Communication Andrew M. Serri
Bismarck, ND
25 20 Associated Milk Producers, Inc
www.ampi.com
1,776 1,979 312 324 Agriculture Ed Welch
New Ulm, MN
26 32 Countrymark Cooperative Holding Corporation
www.countrymark.com
1,737 1,566 670 551 Agriculture Charles E. Smith
Indianapolis, IN
27 36 South Dakota Wheat Growers Association
www.sdwg.com
1,688 1,368 635 584 Agriculture Dale Locken
Aberdeen, SD
28 30 Ocean Spray
www.oceanspray.com
1,663 1,611 1,363 1,226 Agriculture Randy C. Papadellis
Middleboro, MA
29 31 Prairie Farms Dairy Inc.
www.prairiefarmsdairy.com
1,650 1,607 726 715 Agriculture Edward Mullins
Carlinville, IL
30 29 Foremost Farms USA Cooperative
www.foremostfarms.com
1,639 1,664 423 466 Agriculture David Fuhrmann
Baraboo, WI
31 40 Dairylea Cooperative Inc.
www.dairylea.com
1,585 1,334 186 181 Agriculture Gregory I. Wickham
Syracuse, NY
32 -- Agribank, FCB
www.agribank.com
1,560 1,641 82,299 73,110 Finance L. William York
Saint Paul, MN
33 37 Affiliated Foods Midwest Co-op Inc.
www.afmidwest.com
1,499 1,368 277 264 Grocery Martin W. Arter
Norfolk, NE
34 33 American Crystal Sugar Co.
www.crystalsugar.com
1,479 1,543 899 878 Agriculture David A. Berg
Moorhead, MN
35 38 MFA Incorporated
www.mfaincorporated.com
1,471 1,355 506 408 Agriculture Bill Streeter
Columbia, MO
36 41 Affiliated Foods Inc.
www.afiama.com
1,463 1,330 189 168 Grocery Randy Arceneaux
Amarillo, TX
37 51 Innovative Ag Services Co.
www.innovativeag.com
1,446 1,026 339 250 Agriculture Rick Vaughan
Monticello, IA
38 26 True Value Corporation
www.truevalue.coop
1,399 1,394 744 716 Hardware & Lumber John R. Hartmann
Chicago, IL
39 35 Oglethorpe Power Corporation
www.opc.com
1,324 1,390 8,315 8,079 Energy & Communication Thomas A. Smith deceased 6/5/13.
New CEO Fall 2013.

Tucker, GA
40 43 MFA Oil Company
www.mfaoil.com
1,310 1,307 386 381 Agriculture Jerry Taylor
Columbia, MO
41 39 MD & VA Milk Producers Cooperative Association
www.mdvamilk.com
1,296 1,362 163 159 Agriculture Jay Bryant
Reston, VA
42 44 Farmers Cooperative Company
www.fccoop.com
1,275 1,198 416 546 Agriculture Jim Chism
Farnhamville, IA
43 45 Tri-State G&T Association
www.tristatepower.com
1,257 1,176 4,303 4,191 Energy & Communication Kenneth Anderson
Westminster, CO
44 58 Heartland Co-op
www.heartlandcoop.com
1,251 936 350 481 Agriculture Tom Hauschel
West Des Moines, IA
45 57 Staple Cotton Cooperative Association
www.staplcotn.com
1,236 946 251 354 Agriculture Meredith Allen
Greenwood , MS
46 42 Seminole Electric Cooperative
www.seminole-electric.com
1,223 1,292 1,691 1,790 Energy & Communication Timothy S. Woodbury
Tampa, FL
47 46 Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
www.cepci.org
1,143 1,148 306 288 Energy & Communication Ronald Calcaterra
Columbia, SC
48 70 Great River Energy
www.greatriverenergy.com
1,118 864 3,690 3,557 Energy & Communication David Saggau
Maple Grove, MN
49 47 Riceland Foods, Inc.
www.riceland.com
1,108 1,109 613 574 Agriculture Karl D. Kennedy
Stuttgart, AR
50 50 Co-Alliance
www.co-alliance.com
1,096 1,033 378 382 Agriculture Kevin Still
Avon, IN
51 48 Associated Electric Cooperative Inc.
www.aeci.org
1,082 1,084 2,972 2,971 Energy & Communication James J. Jura
Springfield, MO
52 63 Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company
www.auroracoop.com
1,052 882 453 427 Agriculture George Hohwieler
Aurora, NE
53 55 North Carolina Electric Membership Corp.
www.ncemcs.com
1,044 1,009 1,655 1,531 Energy & Communication Joe Brannan
Raleigh, NC
54 85 Cooperative Producers, Inc.
www.cpicoop.com
1,016 674 321 361 Agriculture Robert Fifield
Hastings, NE
55 73 Blue Diamond Growers
www.bluediamond.com
1,006 825 310 297 Agriculture Mark Jansen
Sacramento, CA
56 53 Sunkist Growers, Inc.
www.sunkist.com
1,004 1,019 168 183 Agriculture Russell L. Hanlin
Sherman Oaks, CA
57 49 United Producers, Inc
www.uproducers.com
1,001 1,040 36 40 Agriculture Dennis Bolling
Columbus, OH
58 64 UNIPRO Food Service, Inc.
www.uniprofoodservice.com
987 881 70 64 Food Distribution Roger Toomey
Atlanta, GA
59 59 URM Stores
www.urmstores.com
957 921 250 238 Grocery Dean Sonnenberg
Spokane, WA
60 52 State Employees Credit Union, Inc.
www.ncsecu.org
946 1,026 25,097 23,061 Finance James Blaine
Raleigh, NC
61 86 Farmers Cooperative
www.farmersco-operative.com
940 712 240 265 Agriculture Ron Velder
Dorchester, NE
62 67 Snake River Sugar Company
www.srcoop.com
936 876 826 699 Agriculture Victor Jaro
Boise, ID
63 81 New Cooperative, Inc.
www.newcoop.com
919 711 280 266 Agriculture Dyle Erickson
Fort Dodge, IA
64 66 Lone Star Milk Producers, Inc.
www.lonestarmilk.net
896 876 100 97 Agriculture Jim Baird
Windthorst, TX
65 60 Agri-Mark Inc.
www.agrimark.coop
881 897 319 316 Agriculture Richard Stammer
Methuen, MA
66 --- FCS of America
www.fcsamerica.com
867 19,610 820 16,906 Finance Doug Stark
Omaha, NE
67 80 Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools
www.organicvalley.coop
857 716 216 180 Agriculture George Siemon
La Farge, WI
68 68 Michigan Milk Producers Association
www.mimilk.com
854 871 168 167 Agriculture Ken Nobis
Novi, MI
69 65 East Kentucky Power Cooperative
www.ekpc.coop
843 878 3,279 3,242 Energy & Communication Anthony Campbell
Winchester, KY
70 61 Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
www.odec.com
843 892 1,544 1,574 Energy & Communication Jackson E. Reasor
Glen Allen, VA
71 54 Brazos Electric Cooperative
www.brazoselectric.com
842 1,012 3,617 3,531 Energy & Communication Dennis McWhorter
Waco, TX
72 62 Select Milk Producers, Inc.
www.selectmilk.com
839 888 110 107 Agriculture Michael J. McCloskey
Artesia, NM
73 --- Ag First Farm Credit Bank
www.agfirst.com
838 887 28,891 29,578 Finance Leon T. Amerson
Columbia, SC
74 71 Western Family Holding Company
www.westernfamily.com
828 796 68 59 Grocery Ron King
Portland, OR
75 82 ENAP, Inc.
www.enap.com
827 711 68 68 Hardware & Lumber Stephen J. Sallah
New Windsor, NY
76 83 Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
www.ourcoop.com
814 710 278 278 Agriculture Bart Krisle
LaVergne, TN
77 --- West Central Cooperative
www.west-central.com
813 445 361 381 Agriculture Jeffrey Stroburg
Ralston, IA
78 25 Plains Cotton Co-op Association
www.pcca.com
798 1,842 185 265 Agriculture Wally Darneille
Lubbock, TX
79 72 United Dairymen of Arizona
www.uda.coop
782 826 130 131 Agriculture Keith Murfield
Monticello, IA
80 76 South Mississippi Electric Power Association
www.smepa.coop
761 761 1,933 1,497 Energy & Communication James Compton
Hattiesburg, MS
81 --- Central Valley Ag Cooperative
www.cvacoop.com
748 672 259 251 Agriculture Doug Derscheid
Oakland, NE
82 87 Trupointe Cooperative
www.trupointe.com
737 688 221 229 Agriculture Larry J. Hammond
Piqua, OH
83 75 Piggly Wiggly Alabama
www.ourcoop.com
734 773 98 92 Grocery David Bullard
Bessemer, AL
84 --- FCS of Mid-America
www.e-farmcredit.com
728 19,057 722 17,505 Finance Bill Johnson
Louisville, KY
85 --- North Central Farmers Elevator
www.ncfe.coop
721 527 252 201 Agriculture Mike Nickolas
Ipswich, SD
86 78 Upstate-Niagara cooperative, Inc.
www.upstatefarms.com
719 772 251 217 Agriculture Bob Hall
Buffalo, NY
87 77 Pentagon Federal Credit Union
www.penfed.org
717 738 15,532 15,057 Finance Frank Pollack
Alexandria, VA
88 --- Frenchman Valley Farmers Cooperative Inc.
www.fvcoop.com
704 415 223 287 Agriculture Jim Haarberg
Imperial, NE
89 79 Wabash Valley Power Association
www.wvpa.com
701 721 940 920 Energy & Communication Rick Coons
Indianapolis, IN
90 95 United Farmers Cooperative
www.ufcoop.com
694 616 227 213 Agriculture Carl Dickinson
York, NE
91 74 Independent Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc.
www.ipcrx.com
689 806 166 143 Pharmaceutical Distributor Don Anderson
Sun Prairie, WI
92 88 Associated Grocers, Inc.
www.agbr.coop
685 685 110 112 Grocery J. H. Campbell, Jr.
Baton Rouge, LA
93 56 National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)
www.nrucfc.coop
675 986 19,951 20,562 Finance Sheldon C. Petersen
Herndon, VA
94 --- United Sugars Corporation
www.unitedsugars.com
674 481 39 37 Agriculture John Doxsie
Bloomington, MN
95 90 Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
www.aecc.com
653 658 1,593 1,343 Energy & Communication Duane D. Highley
Little Rock, AR
96 92 Welch Inc (National Grape Cooperative Association, Inc)
www.nationalgrape.com
650 641 376 362 Agriculture Bradley C. Irwin
Concord, MA
97 91 Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Co-op Inc.
www.hepn.com
648 650 1,713 1,559 Energy & Communication J.Steven Smith
Bloomington, IN
98 --- United Cooperative
www.unitedcooperative.com
643 525 440 365 Agriculture David Cramer
Beaver Dam, WI
99 100 Buckeye Power, Inc
www.buckeyepower.com
627 581 2,119 1,929 Energy & Communication Anthony J. Ahern
Columbus, OH
100 96 Citrus World Inc.
www.floridasnatural.com
625 615 333 313 Agriculture Stephen Caruso
Lake Wales, FL


Industry by Sector



Industry Revenue
Total Revenue $226,401
Agriculture $139,230
Grocery & Food Distribution $36,105
Energy & Communications $20,073
Finance $12,121
Hardware & Lumber $8,648
Healthcare $7,604
Recreation $1,931
Pharmaceutical Distribution $689

Purchasing Co-ops



Rank Cooperative Name 2012 Sales* Industry President/CEO City, State
Total Dollars in Millions $31,275
1 CCA Global Partners $10,650 Retail & Wholesale Carpeting Howard Brodsky St. Louis, MO
2 Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op $6,300 Food Service Daniel Woodside Louisville, KY
3 North American Steel Alliance $3,762 Metals Lonnie Terry San Juan Capistrano, CA
4 IMARK Group, Inc. $ 3,520 Electrical Bob Smith Bowie, MD
5 Educational & Institutional Cooperative Service, Inc. $1,800 Higher Education Products and Supplies Thomas Fitzgerald Jericho, NY
6 NEMEON, Inc. $1,200 Roofing & Sliding Earl Ward Woodbury, MN
7 Producer Livestock Marketing Association $1,192 Agriculture Rick Keith Omaha, NE
8 National Cooperative Grocers Association $993 Grocery Robynn Shrader Iowa City, IA
9 Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership  $900 Commercial Flooring Jeanne D. Matson Darien, CT
10 Blue Hawk $632 HVACR Wholesale Distributor Lance Rantala Phoenix, AZ
11 Independent Welding Distributors $225 Independent Gas and Hardgoods Distributors Frank Kasnick  Indianapolis, IN
12 National Joint Powers Alliance $52 Public Service Todd Lyscio Staples, MN
13 Thanexus Inc. $39 Funeral Service Wilson H. Beebe Manasquan, NJ
14 The Veterinary Cooperative $10 Veterinary Service Richard Morris Evanston, IL