United Suppliers/Land O'Lakes OK merger plan
The owners and members of the US agribusiness companies, United Suppliers (Ames, Iowa) and Land O'Lakes (Arden, Minnesota), have "overwhelmingly" approved the proposed merger of their crop inputs businesses. The companies agreed the move last month. The first step will be to combine their crop protection and seed operations under the Winfield US business and the second will be to combine their crop nutrient businesses. The deal is expected to be completed in October.