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Since 1921, we’ve built all of our relationships on trust, respect and a genuine interest in everyone’s well-being. We call these core values our IDEAS.

The Power of Pink: Start Strong, Stay Strong
November 5, 2018

Wilbur-Ellis’ Chester, South Dakota, branch, employees has successfully generated donations of tens of thousands of dollars to organizations on the front lines in the fight against breast cancer – all by using the power of pink. Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re proud to give back through our Start Strong, Stay Strong program, which donates proceeds from our pink-dyed, treated soybeans sold in Chester, South Dakota, to support people in the community affected by breast cancer.

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Rescue team.
One year after Hurricane Harvey, we’re still Texas Strong
September 12, 2018

It’s been just over a year since Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas and Louisiana. The 280-mile wide storm boasted winds of 130 miles per hour when it first made landfall. Harvey stalled over Texas and poured torrential rains onto the state. The storm broke the U.S. record for rainfall from a single tropical cyclone, with parts of the state recording 51 inches of rain. Over six days, Harvey deluged Texas and Louisiana with an estimated 27 trillion gallons of water.

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Cavallo Ventures: Investing in the Future
August 8, 2018

The agricultural industry isn’t the same as it was when Wilbur-Ellis began in 1921. And the way our customers do business today won’t be the way they do business in five years. From massive mergers to huge investments from outside the industry, this past decade is bringing sweeping changes to our business…

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Supporting Employees to Support Goals —Meet Our New CEO John Buckley
June 20, 2018

My path to CEO wasn’t an obvious one. When I was young, I had dreams of becoming an astronaut, and in college I studied engineering. I worked in manufacturing after school for a few years, and then supply chain management for a few years after that.

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Brew-to-Moo: Connecting Beer, Cows and Communities
March 8, 2018

Thank Agriculture When You Take A Sip of That Beer It’s the time of year when people tend to crack open a few cold ones while watching the game (and really, any game). As you’re drinking your beer, take a second to acknowledge and thank the army of not so obvious people that make it… View Article

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