May 2009
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Agri-AFC, LLC, Acquires Nine Agriliance Locations

Agri-AFC, LLC, recently announced the acquisition of nine retail locations of Agriliance from CHS, Inc. and Land O’Lakes, Inc., seven of which are in Georgia and two are in southern Mississippi.

The Georgia locations are in Waynesboro, Sasser, Hawkinsville, Rochelle, Arabi, Sylvester and Camilla. In Mississippi, the locations are in Hattiesburg and Magnolia.

Agri-AFC, LLC, was formed in 2003 as a joint venture between Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc. (AFC) and Agriliance, LLC. In 2007, Winfield Solutions, a Land O’Lakes company acquired Agriliance’s interest in Agri-AFC.

Agri-AFC provides crop input products to AFC member cooperatives through seven fertilizer terminals. In addition, Agri-AFC operates seven former Agriliance retail locations in south Alabama and southwest Georgia.

This acquisition will enhance Agri-AFC’s plan for sustained growth in the crop input business in Alabama, Georgia, the panhandle of Florida and southern Mississippi. These new locations will provide additional volumes of business to strengthen the market share of both AFC member Co-ops and Agri-AFC in Southeastern U.S. agricultural community. The Magnolia fertilizer bagging operation will join the two bagging operations of Agri-AFC to provide more consumer fertilizer products and the specialty fertilizers for the turf and ornamental markets.