Consolidation has been a continuing trend among the nation’s largest ag retailers over the years. Playing a central role in much of the merger and acquisition activity has been the state of Wisconsin. From United Cooperative merging with Cooperative Services in 2012, to Wisconsin River Co-op and Farmers’ Co-op forming Allied Cooperative in 2013, the Badger State has seen its share of consolidation within the CropLife 100. Despite the constant shake-up, Wisconsin was still well represented in the 2018 ranking with 10 companies (second most of any state). To find out all of the Wisconsin-based companies that made the list (in reverse order of sales), view the slideshow above.
Editor’s note: Companies included in the CropLife 100 listings were limited to independent dealerships and cooperatives that offer fertilizer, crop protection, seed, and custom application services. Figures do not include a host of services, such as data management, consulting/scouting, or grain elevator revenue. Dealerships and cooperatives are ranked in order by total sales in their respective sales group.