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History and Background

United Agricultural Cooperative Inc. (United Ag) has been serving agricultural communities along the Gulf Coast of Texas since 1982. United Ag, which began as Farmers Cooperative of El Campo (FCEC), was formed by the consolidation of El Campo Farmers Cooperative (1929) and Modern Farmers Cooperative Society (1928). The consolidation was formed to enable increased operational efficiency and reduce duplication of services to better serve the farmer members of the areas agricultural community. In 2012, FCEC merged with another cooperative, Danevang Farmers Cooperative, for many of the same reasons.  The name was changed at this time to United Agricultural Cooperative, Inc. to better reflect the broad customer base and geographical area served by the co-op.

Products and Services

United Ag provides years of experience in marketing and handling fuel through its current fuel division which markets upwards of 3 million gallons of fuel annually through fuel islands and bulk deliveries. This experience also brings knowledge of regulatory compliance issues involved with the storing and handling of fuels. To help insure members are maximizing their profit potential United Ag operates two cotton gins integrated with state of the art ginning processes that maximize gin turnout while maintaining cotton quality. Cotton gin volumes have reached over 100,000 bales ginned, making it one of the larger ginning operations in the nation. United Ag maintains three cotton warehouses with storage capacities exceeding 30,000 bales. Three grain elevators are strategically located to provide producers convenience of delivery and flexibility in marketing with 3.4 million bushels of storage provided. Port of Victoria grain elevator provides rail, truck or barge transportation giving us access to domestic or international markets for export or import.

Associations and Memberships

United Ag maintains membership in the following cooperatives to provide its members the flexibility of other economically beneficial offerings they may provide; Cooperative Finance Associations, Inc., Gulf Compress (cotton warehouse), Valley Coop Oil Mill, Voluntary Purchasing Group, Triangle Cooperative Service Company (insurance), Heritage Trading, Cenex-Harvest States Cooperative, Plains Cotton Coop Association, and Wharton County Electric Cooperative.

Other associations that United Ag maintains memberships in to help expand our knowledge base for our producers; Cotton Warehouse Association of America, National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives, Industrial Foundation of America, South Texas Country Elevators Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, El Campo Chamber of Commerce, Matagorda Chamber of Commerce, Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council, Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board, National Grain Sorghum Producers, Texas Corn Producers Board, Texas Soybean Producers Board, National Grain and Feed Association, Texas Agricultural Industries Association, Texas Agricultural Chemical Association, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, National Cotton Council, Texas Cotton Ginners Association, South Texas Cotton and Grain Association, Texas Grain and Feed Association and the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation.

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