Land O'Lakes

A member-owned cooperative that provides agricultural supplies and production and business services. It also markets dairy-based food products for consumers, food service professionals and food manufacturers.

March 2, 2016

Earnings up, sales down for Land O'Lakes

Land O'Lakes reported record earnings of $308 million in 2015, although net sales dipped because of an overall slowdown in the farm economy.
U of M fundraising
January 19, 2015
University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague presented the...

September 3: Land O'Lakes' $25 million to jumpstart U facilities upgrade plan

The Land O'Lakes Foundation and the University of Minnesota will announce the commitment with an athletics-heavy focus at a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
August 5, 2014

Land O'Lakes 2Q profit rises 27 percent

Land O’Lakes on Monday announced a strong second-quarter performance with net earnings up 27 percent over a year ago. The Arden Hills-based farmers cooperative reported…
State + Local
July 5, 2014

June 12: Minn. food companies back group fighting federal nutrition standards

And the leaders of the legislation, which pushes for school districts to waive new lunch rules, have found financial support from six Minnesota food companies.
June 5, 2014

Land O'Lakes sells Missouri egg business

Missouri egg division is the latest to be divested by the cooperative in recent months.
May 24, 2014

Land O'Lakes sells part of egg business

Southern California Egg Cooperative is buying most of Land O'Lakes' subsidiary Moark's assets in that state.
April 27, 2014

Land O'Lakes looks to sell its egg operations

The Minnesota-based farmers' cooperative has been losing money in eggs, and new rules could make the business even more difficult.
December 5, 2013
Land O' Lakes CEO Chris Policinski

Land O'Lakes to buy ag tech firm Geosys

Arden Hills-based Land O'Lakes' WinField division, a distributor of herbicides, pesticides and crop nutrients, already has had a multiyear relationship with Geosys.
November 29, 2013

Explosion sets off fire atop Land O'Lakes facility in central Minn.

  Equipment exploded on the roof of a Land O’Lakes plant in central Minnesota, igniting a fire that left one firefighter with minor burns, authorities…
Executive Compensation Report
July 29, 2013

Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

Minnesota's top CEOs cashed in far more stock options in 2012 than they did the year before, boosting median total pay 2.6 percent.
May 8, 2013

Land O'Lakes earnings drop 16% in first quarter

Heavier spending on advertising and promotion lowered the co-op's profit.
April 16, 2013

Farmers rally for action on stalled farm bill

Their message: The law, dogged by election-year politics, affects the whole economy.
April 16, 2013
Dave Buck, owner of Buck's Unlimited, fed a newborn calf as it's mothe...

Production controls for milk divide nation's dairy farmers

A proposed government system would sometimes curb milk production to keep prices stable. It has set off a vigorous debate throughout the dairy industry.
April 16, 2013

Land O'Lakes investing in egg joint venture

The co-op and N.J.-based Eggland's Best will market branded, premium eggs.
April 16, 2013

What's cooking: Mill City, a new Land O'Lakes butter and the Food & Wine Experience

Mill City in Chaska The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts the Mill City Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16. Pickles, kimchi, grains,…
April 16, 2013

Land O'Lakes posts strong 2012 sales, profits

The cooperative also returned $113 million to members.
April 16, 2013

Land O'Lakes results rebound as sales increase

Land O'Lakes Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net earnings of $18 million, a solid performance anchored in the company's dairy and animal feed businesses.
April 16, 2013
Land O'Lakes new butter with Olive Oil.

Land O'Lakes profit drops 30% despite sales increase

Land O'Lakes Inc.'s second-quarter earnings dropped 30 percent, hampered by a weak economic environment and excess milk supplies.
North Metro
April 16, 2013

Land O'Lakes worker gets prison for embezzling $1M

"Pathological gambler" stole from Land O'Lakes.
April 15, 2013
Chingwell Mutombu of Golden Valley, Mn is a regular shopper at The Wed...

With billions in sales, some co-ops are big business

When Brent Heuth and a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin decided to measure the economic impact of cooperative-owned businesses in the United States, they didn't figure it would be too hard.
April 15, 2013
Fuel delivery – A CHS transportation tanker unloads fuel at a Cenex co...

CHS, Land O'Lakes top USDA co-op list

A federal report says Minnesota is home to four of the nation's eight biggest agricultural co-operatives.
March 27, 2013

Jan. 27, 1902: Does spread of oleo hurt dairy-maids?

A Minneapolis Tribune editorial writer weighs in on a Washington lobbyist's "far-fetched argument" against the manufacture of oleomargarine.
March 24, 2013

Land O'Lakes reports higher sales, but profit growth lags

Land O'Lakes Inc. said Thursday that its sales rose 15 percent in 2011, though profits increased only 2 percent because of a wobbly economy and volatile dairy markets.
March 24, 2013
A campaign sign for Proposition 37, which would require foods that con...

Genetically engineered food: Put a label on it?

As California votes on labeling genetically engineered food, the implications are huge for Minnesota's food industry.
March 22, 2013
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