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Scoular Partners with Hi-Plains Coop to Build New Kansas Grain Facility

February 20, 2013

OMAHA, NE (February 20, 2013) – The Scoular Company and Hi-Plains Cooperative of Colby, KS, jointly announced today an agreement to own and improve a grain-handling location in Levant, KS, currently operated by Hi-Plains. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

“Scoular and Hi-Plains have enjoyed a long-standing working relationship,” said Steve Dunn, Scoular’s Vice President who worked closely on the agreement.  “We’re pleased to further substantiate that relationship by joining efforts at Levant to grow both of our businesses and simultaneously create a convenient and competitive market for local farmers.”  The Levant location is the fourth Kansas facility on which Scoular and Hi-Plains have collaborated to own and operate.

Renovations and new construction at the Levant location are slated to begin this spring with completion scheduled in time for the 2013 fall harvest.  According to John Strecker, President of Hi-Plains, “We’re looking forward to having this new high-speed facility up and running, giving our farmer customers a competitive and fast unloading destination for their wheat, corn, and milo.”

The upgraded Levant facility will be operated by Hi-Plains and further both Scoular’s and Hi-Plains’ commitment to farmers in northwest Kansas. Hi-Plains and Scoular each operate eight grain facilities in the state of Kansas.  In addition to Levant, Hi-Plains operations are located at Gem, Halford, Selden, Dresden, Hoxie, Grainfield, and Park, KS.  Scoular’s strategic investment in Kansas includes country elevator operations at Minneapolis, Ada, and Goodland as well as shuttle train facilities at Coolidge, Downs, Salina, Wellington, and Pratt.

From more than 70 locations across North America, nearly 700 Scoular employees tailor risk-management solutions for their customers by buying, selling, storing, and transporting grain and ingredients for use in feed, food and renewable fuel markets worldwide.  For more information, visit