With the change of the calendar, Reynolds United Co-op and the Halstad Elevator Company merged into Valley United Co-op. Valley United Co-op General Manager and CEO Paul Coppin says the new co-op is already seeing some benefits as it prepares for the spring fertilizer season. “From the time we announced this merger, our companies started working together fairly closely. We’re all on the same page,” says Coppin. “We’re widening a bigger pool. We’ve certainly seen some cost efficiencies there. It’s going really well.” Read more on the merger.