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Scoular Provides New Market for Virginia Corn and Soybean Farmers

September 11, 2013

Company leases grain-handling operation in Hopewell, Va. in August, buys Petersburg, Va. facility in July

OMAHA, NE (September 11, 2013) – The Scoular Company is giving area farmers surrounding Hopewell, Va., a new competitive destination for their corn and soybeans this fall after finalizing an agreement to lease the one million-bushel Vireol grain terminal in Hopewell. This news comes on the heels of Scoular’s July purchase of the grain operations of R.O. Mayes Co. in nearby Petersburg, Va.

“We’re open, ready for business, and prepared to get farmers unloaded and back to the fields in a hurry this harvest,” says Scoular manager Brad Stewart, citing the Hopewell facility’s notable 30,000 bushels-per-hour unload speed.

In addition to quick unloading, Stewart says farmers can count on Scoular to be a competitive market for their grain. “The combination of our existing container transload facility in Windsor, Va., and these two new-to-Scoular grain-handling locations in Petersburg and Hopewell will connect area farmers to marketing opportunities made possible through our access to global markets.”

Scoular is buying grain for both the Hopewell and Petersburg locations. Farmers can contract corn or soybeans with Scoular, selling it for immediate or future delivery at Hopewell or Petersburg. Contracted grain can be sold delivered if farmers want to make their own hauling arrangements, or Scoular will buy grain picked-up on the farm and provide the trucks. Farmers can also haul their corn or soybeans to either location at any time, selling the grain load-by-load as they bring it in.

Farmers interested in selling grain may contact Scoular as follows: for grain sold to Hopewell or Windsor, contact Brad Stewart at (757) 242-6300; for grain sold to Petersburg, contact Mike Mayes at (804) 733-5750.

The Petersburg and Hopewell locations are part of Scoular’s North American grain marketing network that is comprised of more than 70 offices and facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America. Stewart said the Hopewell and Petersburg operations complement the company’s grain-handling business in Windsor, Va., which Scoular began operating in 2006.