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An Update from UFC: Farm Equipment Division

Jun 11, 2020

We are posting this update to make you aware of some changes that will be taking place in the Farm Equipment division in the coming weeks.  Effective July 24th, the Judson Ag Service Center will discontinue operations. Additionally, the Hamburg Ag Service Center will no longer sell farm machinery and parts or perform service work. Hamburg will remain open as an agronomy-only facility. Lafayette will continue to serve our members focusing on short-line, new and used farm equipment, parts, and service. Grain handling, construction, and dryer service will continue to operate from the Lafayette facility.
The changes will affect the farm equipment products offered by UFC. Several product offerings including new AGCO and Versatile equipment will no longer be available. We are working diligently with suppliers of discontinued lines as well as other local farm equipment dealers to ensure a smooth transition.
This was a difficult decision for the UFC board and leadership, especially given the uncertainty and instability of the times. The competitive landscape has evolved significantly over the years and challenged profitability in the equipment sector. These factors ultimately drove the decision to scale back from a full line, three location dealership model to a single location in Lafayette. This strategic decision will allow UFC to get back to its roots and return focus to our core businesses. This will ensure your cooperative remains relevant, competitive, and profitable now, and for generations to come. Doing so fulfills management’s and the Board’s mandate for fiscal responsibility to our member owners. 
UFC remains committed to providing the best products and services possible to our agronomy, energy, feed, and grain customers in the Judson and Hamburg areas. Your services with these departments will not be affected by this change.
If you have specific questions, please contact your Board Member or our CEO, Mitch Altermatt. 
Thank you for your continued support and patronage. 

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