USDA announced that the nation’s 100 largest agriculture cooperatives reported near-record revenue of $118 billion in 2010, an increase of 4% over 2009. Net income was $2.39 billion, an increase of more than 10%. The leading cooperatives were CHS Inc., Land O’Lakes, and Dairy Farmers of America.
Of the top 100 cooperatives, 23 had 2010 revenue of more than $1 billion; 47 co-ops had revenue between $506 million and $1 billion. Total expenses for the top 100 agriculture co-ops were $4.6 billion. A complete list of the top 100 agricultural cooperatives can be found at USDA’s website: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/SupportDocuments/rdTop100AgCoopList04-27-2012.pdf.